Official Selection Hot Springs Documentary Festival
At the epicenter of the long-running civil war in the Democratic Republic of the Congo lies Virunga National Park, home to more than 200 of the only 720 mountain gorillas remaining in the world. Here, a small but dedicated force of forest rangers risk their lives to save one of the world’s greatest and most vulnerable species.
RETURN TO VIRUNGA: THE BATTLE TO SAVE THE MOUNTAIN GORILLAS follows the rangers as they return to Virunga after having been banished by rebels from the park for more than a year. What will the rangers, led by their intrepid new warden, find when they return home? What does the future hold for Congo’s mountain gorillas? Can these great apes still be saved?
Director – Stefan Lovgren