Team

DIRECTOR/PRODUCER
ORLANDO VON EINSIEDEL

VIRUNGA is Orlando’s debut feature length documentary. It is an apt showcase of his ability as a compelling storyteller with an cinematic eye for striking images and a nose for far reaching investigations. Having previously directed award-winning films spanning Africa, Asia, the Americas and the Arctic, and covering all manner of stories from a skateboard school in Afghanistan through to the tracking and arrest of pirates in West Africa, it’s no exaggeration to say that Orlando has a bright future ahead of him. 

DIRECTOR/PRODUCER
ORLANDO VON EINSIEDEL

VIRUNGA is Orlando’s debut feature length documentary. It is an apt showcase of his ability as a compelling storyteller with an cinematic eye for striking images and a nose for far reaching investigations. Having previously directed award-winning films spanning Africa, Asia, the Americas and the Arctic, and covering all manner of stories from a skateboard school in Afghanistan through to the tracking and arrest of pirates in West Africa, it’s no exaggeration to say that Orlando has a bright future ahead of him. 

DIRECTOR/PRODUCER
ORLANDO VON EINSIEDEL

VIRUNGA is Orlando’s debut feature length documentary. It is an apt showcase of his ability as a compelling storyteller with an cinematic eye for striking images and a nose for far reaching investigations. Having previously directed award-winning films spanning Africa, Asia, the Americas and the Arctic, and covering all manner of stories from a skateboard school in Afghanistan through to the tracking and arrest of pirates in West Africa, it’s no exaggeration to say that Orlando has a bright future ahead of him. 

DIRECTOR/PRODUCER
ORLANDO VON EINSIEDEL

VIRUNGA is Orlando’s debut feature length documentary. It is an apt showcase of his ability as a compelling storyteller with an cinematic eye for striking images and a nose for far reaching investigations. Having previously directed award-winning films spanning Africa, Asia, the Americas and the Arctic, and covering all manner of stories from a skateboard school in Afghanistan through to the tracking and arrest of pirates in West Africa, it’s no exaggeration to say that Orlando has a bright future ahead of him. 

WHAT YOU CAN DO

1. PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD ABOUT THE PARK AND THE FILM
Really, it’s that simple. Tweet, post, blog, pin, whatever about the film and the issues at its heart. The further we can spread the word about what SOCO International has done in eastern Congo the better chance we have to stop similar behaviour recurring in the future. Here are all our handles and hashtags to help you:

Twitter: @virungamovie – Be sure to include #Virunga #TeamVirunga in your tweets.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/virungamovie

Suggested Tweet: Support @gorillacd’s rangers to safeguard @UNESCO WHS #Virunga. Watch @virungamovie on #Netflix today & #TakeAction http://virungamovie.com/#takeaction

 

2. SIGN UP TO THIS WEBSITE
Please sign up to our website with your email address so that we can keep you updated on new developments related to the issues at stake or things you can do to help protect Virunga National Park.

Sign up HERE

 

3. DONATE

The Virunga National Park needs continued support and funding. We would ask anyone who has been moved by the issues in the film or who wants to help support the brave rangers of Virunga in their vital work to visit the park’s own website and donate directly to them:

http://www.virunga.org/donate

 

4. CHECK YOUR INVESTMENTS
Whether you have a lot of money or just a little, you may be surprised to know some of that may be invested into SOCO International. Check your investment portfolios and assets but also your pension funds. Many of them will tie into SOCO probably without you even knowing. You can write to the company and ask them if they intend to really stay away from Virunga forever and what they will be doing to safeguard the park for the future.

 

5. VISIT VIRUNGA!
Tourism re-opened in Virunga National Park at the beginning of 2014 and continues to go from strength to strength, receiving endorsements from publications including Travel+Leisure, NYT and Town and Country to name a few!

By visiting Virunga National Park as a tourist, you not only enliven trade, you also support the park’s clean energy alternative, the Virunga Alliance. Start planning your trip today at visitvirunga.org.

 

THANK YOU.