Title: Envision screening of Academy Award-nominated documentary Virunga

Date: April 2014

Venue: Directors Guild of America Theatre

Speaker: Edward Norton, Academy Award-nominated actor and UN Goodwill Ambassador for Biodiversity

Event Summary:

The Academy Award-nominated documentary film Virunga, directed by Orlando von Einsiedel, tells the story of Africa’s oldest national park and last natural habitat for the endangered mountain gorilla, against the backdrop of civil war and dark forces struggling to control Congo's rich natural resources.

CCOI’s Role:

CCOI organized the screening in collaboration with the Independent Filmmaker Project.

Related UN Issues:

Sustainable Development Goal #15 – Life on Land, Biodiversity

News Coverage:

[Reuters] Netflix’s ‘Virunga’ uncovers Congo’s fight to protect resource