This evening I watched a great new documentary on Netflix called “Virunga“. While it’s centered on the beauty, wildlife and wonder of Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, it goes far deeper and explores the threats to one of the last remaining pristine natural areas of the world.
Dominant political forces, business interests, and military powers descend on the park’s oil reserves, while a small but dedicated band of park rangers and journalists work to defend the park and its wildlife and issue a desperate call for help.
The movie is well-made, intriguing, suspenseful, and emotional. It’s worth watching for anyone who cares about protecting nature, wildlife, and the environment from destruction, as well as anyone who may be interested in a thrilling tale of a scrappy group of idealists facing long odds against exploitative and wealthy people.