directed by Tony Gerber and produced by Market Road Films for National Geographic
An international team of scientists climbs into Mt. Nyiragongo, an active volcano in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, on a mission to unlock its hidden secrets. The scientists’ goal: to collect a fresh sample from the deadly yet mesmerizing lava lake at the volcano’s heart, a sample they will use to predict the volcano’s future eruptions – and potentially help the 2 million people who live in its path. Along their way a host of deadly obstacles threaten their expedition, from the rebel troops camping on the flank of the volcano, to the perils of a 2000-foot vertical climb into the volcano, to the roiling lava lake itself.