Netflix and DiCaprio team up on poaching documentary


Orlando von Einsiedel’s Virunga was meant to be a documentary about
the ambitious development projects of Congo’s Virunga National Park, but the film
took an unexpected turn when the filmmaker came into contact with park rangers,
who showed courage and determination in protecting the park against armed
militia, poachers and the forces seeking to control the country’s rich natural

On 7 November Netflix and executive producer Leonardo DiCaprio release the
documentary in the US and in all territories where Netflix is available.

According to, DiCaprio said, “Films like Virunga are
powerful stories that are a window into the incredible cultural and natural diversity
of our world, the forces that are threatening to destroy it, and the people who are
fighting to protect it. Partnering with Netflix on this film is an exciting opportunity to
inform and inspire individuals to engage on this topic.”

Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos added, “Leo intuitively understands that
there is nothing like the power of film to reach people’s hearts and minds. With
Virunga, we’ll work with Leo to introduce viewers around the world to
an incredible, gripping story that will have audiences guessing right up until the
final act.”

Watch the
Virunga trailer


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