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Watch Party: Virunga #BeOnlineWithAMC

Date and Time

Thursday, January 28, 2021, 6:00PM - 8:00PM

Location

Virtual/at home,
Web Based,
MA

Registration

Registration is required for this activity.

Overview

We'll be using Teleparty (formerly Netflix Party) to watch the 2014 documentary Virunga. In order to join, you'll need a Netflix subscription, and you'll need to install the Teleparty browser extension in Chrome. If there's interest, we may hop on Zoom following the documentary so we can chat for a bit. Here's the trailer for the film if you'd like to check that out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUFCtFtV3mE&ab_channel=ATW%2FAKA Per the documentary website: In the forested depths of eastern Congo lies Virunga National Park, one of the most bio-diverse places on Earth and home to the planet's last remaining mountain gorillas. In this wild, but enchanted environment, a small and embattled team of park rangers - including an ex-child soldier turned ranger, a caretaker of orphan gorillas and a dedicated conservationist - protect this UNESCO world heritage site from armed militia, poachers and the dark forces struggling to control Congo's rich natural resources. When the newly formed M23 rebel group declares war, a new conflict threatens the lives and stability of everyone and everything they've worked so hard to protect, with the filmmakers and the film's participants caught in the crossfire. A powerful combination of investigative journalism and nature documentary, Virunga is the incredible true story of a group of courageous people risking their lives to build a better future in a part of Africa the world's forgotten, and a gripping exposé of the realities of life in the Congo.

AMC Trip Policy

Cost

Free

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Activities

Conservation
Social Events

Offered By

Boston

Status

Open

Audience

20s & 30s


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