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Solstice Run Fundraiser & Virunga Film Screening

November 20, 2014 by Posted in: Fundraising

You are invited to a unique fundraising event and film screening on December 6th at 6:00 PM. The event will take place in the most recent project by architect Faisal Syed, a beautifully designed home in Rosemary Beach. Admission is just $20 and every bit of it is donated directly to the Winter Solstice Run participant of your choice! You will have the opportunity to meet Winter Solstice Run runners firsthand, enjoy mouth-watering African dishes prepared by Chef Claire Bannerman who lived and taught in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and enjoy crafted cocktails and martinis prepared by mixologist Jason Parr. Last, we will view the brand new documentary film VIRUNGA produced by Leonardo DiCaprio. VIRUNGA is the incredible true story of a group of brave people risking their lives to build a better future in a part of Africa that the world’s forgotten and a gripping expose of the realities of life in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The event will include:
•Meet Winter Solstice Run runners firsthand
•Eat great African food prepared by Chef Claire Bannerman
•Enjoy featured, crafted cocktails and mixed drinks by mixologist Jason Parr
•View the brand new documentary film “Virunga”
•Tour a beautiful new home by architect Faisal Syed in Rosemary Beach

Virunga – Official Trailer 2014 from Grain Media on Vimeo.

VIRUNGA is the incredible true story of a group of brave people risking their lives to build a better future in a part of Africa that the world’s forgotten and a gripping expose of the realities of life in the Congo.
In the forested depths of Eastern Congo lies Virunga National Park, one of the most bio-diverse places on Earth and home to the planet’s last remaining mountain gorillas. In this wild, but enchanted environment, a small and embattled team of park rangers – including an ex-child soldier turned ranger, a caretaker of orphan gorillas and a dedicated conservationist who’s a member of the Belgian royal family – protect this UNESCO world heritage site from armed militia, poachers and the dark forces struggling to control Congo’s rich natural resources. When the newly formed M23 rebel group declares war, a new conflict threatens the lives and stability of everyone and everything they’ve worked so hard to protect, with the filmmakers and the film’s participants caught in the crossfire.
A powerful combination of investigative journalism and nature documentary, VIRUNGA is the incredible true story of a group of courageous people risking their lives to build a better future in a part of Africa the world’s forgotten, and a gripping exposé of the realities of life in the Congo.
From director Orlando von Einsiedel and executive producer Leonardo DiCaprio.

 For more information about the Winter Solstice Run or to sign up visit www.wintersolsticerun.org.

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