'Virunga' Director on Combining Three Documentary Styles in One Film

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Virunga director Orlando von Einsiedel and producer Joanna Natasegara talk to The Moveable Fest about making their social documentary about the embattlled national park in the Eastern Congo.

Say von Einsiedel, "The edit was really tough because there’s almost three separate films — an investigative journalism film, a nature documentary, and then a kind of vérité-type film. We struggled, because normally investigations have a voiceover and you have to abide by certain journalistic standards, but mixing that with all the vérité footage made it really tricky. From a legal point of view getting it all correct was very hard. We worked with Masahiro Hirakubo, a fantastic editor who was Danny Boyle’s editor for a long time, and together with him, we battled it out."

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