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September 10, 2015

The Film Planetary Inaugurates the DREFF in Santiago

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The screening was followed by a panel that included Guy Reid, the director of the film, Christoph Ferstad, the photography director, Karim Mella, the president of the Siempre Más Foundation, and Semiramis de Miranda, the Director of Print and Digital Publications of the Festival.

(Santiago, September 9, 2015) The film Planetary inaugurated the 5th Dominican Republic Environmental Film Festival (DREFF) on Wednesday, September 9th in Santiago. The festival is an initiative of Funglode (Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo) and the Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD).

After the screening of the film, a discussion panel took place and included Guy Reid, the director of the film; Christoph Ferstad, photography director; Karim Mella, the president of the Siempre Más Foundation; and Semiramis de Miranda, Director of Print and Digital Publications of the Festival.

The activity was held at the Eduardo León Jiménez Cultural Center in Santiago as a part of the program which took place from Tuesday September 8th to Sunday September 13th, in 11 cities across the Dominican Republic. Students at Hermano Miguel Primary School and Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes Female Polytechnic School were present in the audience.

Planetary is a provocative and impressive wake-up call, a cross between continental cinematography and the exploration of our cosmic origins as well as our future as a species.

Reid and Ferstad said that through Planetary, they wanted to show two different points of view, that of space and the Earth. After the end of the meeting, the students said that they were happy about the effort of the festival to raise the awareness of the Dominican population through films that connect with the public.

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