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September 8, 2015

Children and Youth Library Begins Activities at the 5th Dominican Environmental Film Festival

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The first day consisted of the screening of the program of short films for children and the film Ice Bear

On Tuesday the 8th, 8students at the Mauricio Báez Community School at Compañía de Jesús College and the JOMAVE Educational Center participated in the presentation of the program of short films for children and the projection of the film Ice Bear at the Children and Youth Library of the Dominican Republic (BIJRD).

Once Upon a Tree, The Change, and The Flight were the short films enjoyed by the audience during one of the first activities of the 5th Dominican Republic Environmental Film Festival (DREFF).

Omar Shamir Reynoso, coordinator of the festival’s panels, and Dulce Elvira de los Santos, the director of the BIJRD, welcomed the students, some of whom had the opportunity to participate in a discussion in which the impacts, services, and benefits of water were discussed, along with the connection between the different components of ecosystems.

Reynoso explained that this educational exercise is designed to interact with children in a constructive way to develop better practices for the use of water and to broaden the knowledge of participants.

The Children and Youth Library of the Dominican Republic is a cultural space for learning, research and the enjoyment of reading.

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