Netflix is progressively going deeper into the original programming game, this time with a documentary about endangered gorillas with Leonardo DiCaprio. DiCaprio executive-produced the documentary, called Virunga; it will appear in theaters in New York and Los Angeles on the same day it hits Netflix (November 7).
Virunga follows "a small and embattled team of park rangers -- including an ex-child soldier turned ranger, a carer of orphan gorillas and a Belgian conservationist -- protect (Virunga National Park) from armed militia, poachers and the dark forces struggling to control Congo's rich natural resources." It's already won awards from the Tribeca Film Festival and the American Film Institute.
""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," DiCaprio said. "[It's] an exciting opportunity to inform and inspire individuals to engage on this topic."
DiCaprio is well known for his charity efforts that focus on wildlife and the environment. Both are worthy causes, but they sure make for one of the world's most boring Twitter accounts. Like, so boring.