Netflix Acquires Streaming Rights To Documentary ‘Virunga’
Netflix has reportedly acquired exclusive streaming rights to another documentary – Virunga, which is about endangered gorillas at Virunga National Park in the eastern Congo.
Variety shares comments from Netflix:
“Combining compelling filmmaking with a captivating real-life subject, ‘Virunga’ will have viewers on the edge of their seats from its very first frame,” Lisa Nishimura, Netflix VP of original documentary and comedy, said in a statement. “Orlando has crafted a film of rare and raw beauty, an artful and thought-provoking documentary that demands to be seen around the globe.”
According to von Einsiedel, “Netflix’s global reach is second to none and so was the obvious platform for us to share with the world the story of the park’s brave rangers and their David-and-Goliath battle.”
Netflix will add the title to other exclusive documentaries like The Square, Mitt, The Battered Bastards of Baseball, Brave Miss World, Mission Blue, and The E-Team.
The film was directed by Orlando von Einsiedel, and produced by von Einsiede and Joanna Natasegara. Executive producers include Howard Buffett, Jon Drever, Maxyne Franklin, and Jess Search.
Netflix counts 5 Emmy nominations for its documentaries, including four for The Square and one for Brave Miss World. Netflix’s “original” or exclusive content is up for a combined 31 Emmys, mostly from House of Cards and Orange is the New Black.
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