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Orlando Von Einsiedel, Joanna Natasegara, Melanie Gouby – Virunga #EIFF

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Preserving mountain gorillas in Congo – a work of love and bravery.

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Orlando Von Einsiedel, Joanna Natasegara and Melanie Gouby – Director, Producer and Investigative journalist – Virunga

FRED has the pleasure of meeting filmmaker Orlando von Einsiedel and producer Joanna Natasegara to talk about their film VIRUNGA, presented at the Edinburgh International Film Festival 2014. Joining us also undercover investigative journalist Melanie Gouby, who is one of the central subjects in this documentary.
On the front lines of the battle to save the planet.
The Virunga National Park in eastern Congo is one of the most bio-diverse places in the world and home to the last of the mountain gorillas. But oil has been discovered beneath the park. A courageous young journalist, an ex-child soldier turned ranger, a carer of orphaned gorillas and a Belgian conservationist risk their lives to protect this precious land from armed militia, poachers and the dark forces struggling to control Congo’s rich natural resources.

Reporter: Matt Micucci

  • Reporter
    Matt Micucci
  • Guest
    Orlando Von Einsiedel / Joanna Natasegara / Melanie Gouby
  • Interviewee role
    Filmmaker / Producer / Subject
  • Film title
    Virunga
  • Festival section
    New Perspectives
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