Film screening ‘Virunga’ – Environmental Sustainability and Peace in DRC

During this meeting we’re gonna watch the awards winning documentary “Virunga”, named after a National Partk in eastern Congo. The movie focuses on the conservation work of park rangers during the rise of the violent M23 Rebellion in 2012 and investigates the activity of the British oil company Soco International within the UNESCO World Heritage site.

A review in the New York Times stated about the film that “Showcasing the best and the worst in human nature, von Einsiedel’s “Virunga” wrenches a startlingly lucid narrative from a sickening web of bribery, corruption and violence.”
After the sceening we’ll have a discussion to put it in context and understand more of the situation of the conflicts in the Great Lakes Region. We also would like to explore the link between environmental sustainability and peace in the region, and what we as a diaspora can do to foster both of them.

Entrance is free, donation is appreciated (cash only)

When: Friday 14 July
Time: 6:30pm
Venue: Paviljoensgracht 20, 2512 BP The Hague

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