JUST REBLOGGING BECAUSE I’M IN MOVIE MODE…AND I’M COMMITTED TO COMMENTING ON EVERYTHING I’VE SEEN. NOT SURE WHY.
See this documentary. If you have little to no knowledge of the Congo (Democratic Republic of the Congo) and you want to know something, see VIRUNGA. It is not the same as reading books or paying political attention or going there but it is a factual, moving, and very well presented overview of the tragedy that is so much of Congolese history and present. Two stories move along simultaneously against the background of the war. One the struggle to preserve Virunga National Park and the mountain gorillas and other wildlife; the other the struggle against the British oil company SOCO, a company with zero interest in anything except profit.
No surprises of course either in the desperation and dedication of those attempting to keep the park out of…
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