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1. Una Mente Maravillosa (2001)

Película que ganó cuatro Oscar; un de ellos a la mejor película. Para John Nash, su punto fuerte fue que esta obra sirvió para llamar la atención sobre la esquizofrenia en todo el mundo. (Título original: A Beautiful Mind)

2. Gorilas en la Niebla (1988)

Sigourney Weaver interpreta a Dian Fossey, una zoóloga y etologa que estudió a los gorilas en las montañas Virunga (Ruanda) y trabajó en su protección y conservación. (Título original: Gorillas in the Mist)

3. La Duda de Darwin (2009)

Una obra que relata la lucha interior que vivió el naturalista Charles Darwin a la hora de publicar “El Origen de las Especies“, un trabajo que negaba la creación del universo por parte de Dios; un conflicto entre su vocación científica y el amor que sentía por su esposa, muy religiosa. (Título original: Creation)

4. La Teoría del Todo (2014)

Eddie Redmayne (Oscar al mejor actor por su papel en esta película) interpreta al famoso físico teórico, autor de Breve historia del tiempo, Stephen Hawking. La Teoría del Todo repasa los inicios de Hawkin en la Universidad, su tésis, su enfermedad y sus éxitos en materia de divulgación. (Título original: Theory of Everything)

5. Descifrando Enigma (2014)

Benedict Cumberbatch (The Hobbit, Sherlock…) da vida al matemático criptoanalista y pionero de la informática, Alan Turing. Gracias a su mente privilegiada, Turing ayudó a los aliados a ganar la Segunda Guerra Mundial, si bien, la película termina sobre una nota amarga, fiel a la realidad. (Título original: The Imitation Game)

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with only seven hundred and eighty mountain gorillas left in the wild – including those photographed here in virunga volcano park, which is located in the borders of democratic republic of congo, rwanda and uganda – these animals, which share ninety seven percent of their dna with us, are on the verge of extinction.  

they are “gentle, peace loving, highly intelligent, family orientated animals that have long been the subject of appalling persecution and misinformation,“ writes photographer andy rouse. but thanks to the efforts of a dedicated group of conservationist, their numbers, while still a fraction of the original population, are slowly increasing. 

but virunga, which contains a greater diversity of plants and animals than any other park in africa, currently suffers from land invasions and intense poaching due to the congolese civil war, and faces new threats of exploitation from the british oil company soco international. 

photos by (click pic) shaadi farisdavid creaturabrent stirtonandy rousedavid yarrow. see this post for more by brent stirton on gorilla conservation efforts in virunga, and park rangers who defend the animals from waring factions in the region. 

brent was featued in a national geographic documentary, “gorilla murders: the lost gorillas of virunga”. see also this trailer for “virunga,” a 2014 award winning documentary now streaming on netflix.

So I just watched this movie "Virunga"

Park rangers in the Congo have to make their rounds armed with assault rifles and rockets. They’re willing to die to protect the animals. It is so brave and fucked up I want to scream.

Virunga National Park

‘Oscar nominated film Virunga: The Movie, featuring our very own André Bauma, will broadcast across 49 countries in sub - Saharan Africa tomorrow on #DSTV ED 190 and #GO TV 65.

Let’s encourage as many people as possible to watch this film and discover our beautiful #VirungaNationalPark!

Please do all that you can to share this news with friends & families across the continent.

Read here for information about the broadcast in English and French: [x]

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This week, Television Academy Honors will recognize Virunga, a film about the fight to save Virunga National Park – the habitat of the world’s only Mountain Gorillas – from illegal oil exploration.

Take a look:

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@virungamovie Producer and #TVAcadHonors recipient Joanna Natasegara discusses how pivotal it’s been for #virunga national park to remain visible through awards like #TVAcadHonors.

http://bit.ly/TVAcadHonors
#endangeredspecies #unesco #unescoworldheritage #mountaingorilla #m23

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Meet the Award Recipients from the Eighth Annual Television Academy Honors Who Are Creating Social Change #TVAcadHonors #SocialChange #LGBT #Parenting #Environment #Economy #Triumph

Read more at: http://www.redcarpetreporttv.com/2015/05/28/meet-the-award-recipients-from-the-eighth-annual-television-academy-honors-who-are-creating-social-change-tvacadhonors-socialchange-lgbt-parenting-environment-economy-triumph/

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Evan Peters nas redes sociais. (15/05)

@booboodaddy: https://instagram.com/p/2uB816FNTR/

@tweetsonurface: https://twitter.com/tweetsonurface/status/599342979011207168

Provavelmente Evan fez uma doança ao Virunga National Park para ajudar em uma das seguintes causas:
$ 8 - Um par de botas novas para um guarda-florestal
$ 32 - Fundos de um guarda-florestal para um dia ( inclui seguro de saúde da família )
$ 50 - Um mês de suporte para a viúva e os filhos de um guarda-florestal abatido/morto.
$ 150 - Duas semanas de alimentos e suplementos para um gorila órfã.
$ 300 - Uma hora de vôo para uma patrulha anti- caça furtiva.
$ 500 - Um dia de operação da proteção elefante tático.
1000 dólares - Varredura inteligente e remoção de armadilhas mortais no setor dos gorilas da montanha. 

| Mr Grayson. | Evan Peters Brasil.