Garbage or Resource? A Dominican Republic Experience was nominated and screened at the 8th Competitive CMS Vatavaran Environment & Wildlife Film Festival and Forum 2015. As part of this recognition, GFDD’s short film will be broadcasted on select television channels in India for the next two years.
Audiences enjoyed learning more about the Dominican Republic’s experience in recycling with the screenings of GFDD’s short film in the most renowned environmental film festival in India, which took place October 9-13, 2015. CMS Vatavaran will now take relevant films to the next travelling edition of the festival to five river front Indian cities in 2016, and will broadcast select films on an on-air festival.
Garbage or Resource? A Dominican Republic Experience, produced by Natasha Despotovic GFDD/Funglode, is one of its kind in its genre in the country, that shows us how recycling has become a significant economic opportunity for Dominicans. The message is clear: trash is no longer just trash, rather it has value. As long as trash can be utilized, it is not trash.
Garbage or Resource? has been screened at over fifteen different international film festivals since its production in 2013, and has won several awards including Best Documentary at the Miami Short Film Festival (MSFF), Best Documentary at the Green Lens Environmental Film Festival, and the Second Place Fan Coral Award at the Reef Renaissance Film Festival.