Virunga is the incredible true story of a group of brave people risking their lives to build a better future in a part of Africa the world has forgotten and a gripping exposé of the realities of life in the Congo.
Corruption, compassion, the imperiled gorillas and the people of the Democratic Republic of Congo lie at the core of this film, the next feature screening on Dec. 4 at Greens N Grains biweekly dinner and a movie night in Egg Harbor.
The film is named after a national park in the Congo, where some of the world’s last mountain gorillas live. It’s the story of SOCO International oil company, M-23 (a band of local rebels trying to control their land), fearless Congolese park rangers, an intrepid investigative journalist and soft-spoken Belgian warden fighting to protect it.
“This project has always been about much more than a film,” says director Orlando von Einsiedel. “By showing the world exactly what was happening in the park, we realized early on that the film could act as a tool in the fight to protect Virunga National Park against SOCO International’s illegal exploration for oil.”
Greens N Grains Cafe offers a natural and organic dinner special each evening before the film screenings. Enjoy a soup specialty, salad, a fresh baked roll and a cup of tea for $7.50, available from 6 pm on. The film screenings at 7 pm are free, but loft-area seating is limited to 30 people. Dinner and film reservations are advisable. RSVP by calling 920.868.9999 or emailing [email protected].