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Virunga - postponed!

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Unfortunately, the movie "Virunga" has to be postponed! The new date will be announced as soon as possible.

The Virunga National Park is home to the last existing mountain gorillas and other endangered species. Despite belonging to the UNESCO world heritage, the park is danger due to its unexplored oil reservoirs and the war in the Rwanda. The documentary “Virunga” follows the French journalist Mélanie Gouby and some of the park rangers to document their fight for the protection of this unique nature reserve.

Produced by Leonardo di Caprio, Orlando von Einsiedel’s film won eighteen awards at various film festivals and was nominated for the Academy Award (Oscar) and the British Academy Film Award in the category as “Best Documentary”. “Virunga” is available exclusively on Netflix, which generously provided a screening permission for the ScienceCampus Movie Night.

As an expert on mountain gorillas and field work in Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, we could win Martha M. Robbins from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig. She will visit the ScienceCampus and will give a talk about her research prior to the screening, and will discuss the film with the audience.


open to public


Martha M. Robbins (Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology Leipzig)

Journey Description


E - Main Entrance/Reception
1 - Directors, Infection Biology Unit, Pathology Unit, Unit of Infection Models, Primate Genetics Laboratory, Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology Unit, Cognitive Ethology Laboratory, Neurobiology Laboratory, Research Coordination, Public Relations, Information Technology, Administration, Technical Support, Library.
2 - Material Delivery/Purchase
3 - Stem Cell Biology Unit
4 - Cognitive Neurosciences Laboratory
5 - Primate Husbandry
6 - Imaging Center 

Arrival by car

Leave the interstate A7 at exit "Göttingen Nord". Follow the B27 straight ahead in the direction of "Braunlage". After the third traffic light intersection turn right towards "Kliniken". Afterwards turn left onto "Robert-Koch-Straße" direction "Universität Nordbereich/Polizei". At the end of "Robert-Koch-Straße" turn right onto "Otto-Hahn-Straße", direction "Nikolausberg". The first street on the left turn onto "Kellnerweg", follow the signs "Deutsches Primatenzentrum".

Arrival by bus

The footpath from the bus stop "Kellnerweg" to the Main Entrance/Reception: 
From Bus stop "Kellnerweg" (line 21/22 and 23) Cross the road, go in the direction of the bus. At the mailbox, turn left into the footpath and proceed to the end. Turn right into the Kellnerweg. The main entrance of the DPZ is on the left side.

Date and Time 18.01.18 - 16:30 - 17.01.18 - 23:00 Signup is not required

Location Lecture Hall, German Primate Center


Leibniz ScienceCampus Primate Cognition


Dr. Christian Schloegl



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