Watch Party: Virunga #BeOnlineWithAMC

AMC offers COVID conscious opportunities to enjoy the outdoors locally, visit many of our lodges and campgrounds, and join virtual events and activities. Participants of all in-person events should bring and wear face coverings, expect social distancing, and changes to our usual practices. To support contact tracing and hands-free signing of the AMC liability waiver, online registration is required for all in person AMC events.

Trip dates: Thursday, January 28, 2021 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

We'll be using Teleparty (formerly Netflix Party) to watch the 2014 documentary Virunga.

In order to join, you'll need a Netflix subscription, and you'll need to install the Teleparty browser extension in Chrome. If there's interest, we may hop on Zoom following the documentary so we can chat for a bit.

Here's the trailer for the film if you'd like to check that out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUFCtFtV3mE&ab_channel=ATW%2FAKA

Per the documentary website: In the forested depths of eastern Congo lies Virunga National Park, one of the most bio-diverse places on Earth and home to the planet's last remaining mountain gorillas. In this wild, but enchanted environment, a small and embattled team of park rangers - including an ex-child soldier turned ranger, a caretaker of orphan gorillas and a dedicated conservationist - protect this UNESCO world heritage site from armed militia, poachers and the dark forces struggling to control Congo's rich natural resources. When the newly formed M23 rebel group declares war, a new conflict threatens the lives and stability of everyone and everything they've worked so hard to protect, with the filmmakers and the film's participants caught in the crossfire.

A powerful combination of investigative journalism and nature documentary, Virunga is the incredible true story of a group of courageous people risking their lives to build a better future in a part of Africa the world's forgotten, and a gripping exposé of the realities of life in the Congo.

Trip details

Trip region: 
Web Based
Trip state: 
MA
Leader: 
Jenna Whitney
Trip location: 
Virtual/at home
Status: 
Open
Trip country: 
USA

Audiences

20s & 30s
Run until filled: 
No

Registration

Registration required: 
Yes

Fees

$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00

Special types

Happenings: 
No
X Happenings: 
No
Volunteer: 
No
Instruction: 
No
First timers: 
No
Conservation: 
No
New members: 
No
Advance notice: 
No
Special notice: 
No
Creation date: 
2020-12-29 21:10:52.0
Last updated: 
2020-12-29 21:22:26.733