Virunga: Oscar-Nominated Documentary

President Bill Clinton made a surprise appearance at a screening of Leonardo DiCaprio‘s Oscar-nominated Netflix documentary, Virunga, at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York on Saturday night.

Virunga is Oscar-nominated for the best documentary feature.

Virunga is executive-produced by DiCaprio and follows a team of park rangers in Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo who risk their lives to protect the home of endangered mountain gorillas.

Before the screening, Clinton shared about the work of the Clinton Global Initiative members in the Democratic Republic of Congo and importance of the documentary’s mission with attendees.

Ann Curry moderated a Q&A following the screening with Virunga director Orlando von Einsiedeland producer Joanna Natasegara, which discussed the message behind the film.

Secretary of StateĀ Hillary Clinton, Jonah Hill, Jeffrey Wright, Jeff Gordon, Beau Willimon and Netflix CCO Ted Sarandos also attended the screening.