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September 13-18, 2016

Panels

Panels / Discussion Session, Workshops and Master Classes
FREE ADMISSION! - Open to the public

As part of its 2015 Environmental Film Festival, the DREFF has organized panel discussions with filmmakers and experts on key issues such as Sustainable Development, Biodiversity, Oceans, Green Economy and Climate Change.

  • Resistance

    The usefulness of antibiotics is coming to an end. Indiscriminate use of antibiotics is negating their effectiveness and creating environmental and health problems: what options do we have?

    September 9, 2015 – 10:00 AM
    Santo Domingo – Auditorio Principal de la Universidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE)

    Panelists:
    Michael Graziano, director de la película
    Dr. Gustavo Rojas, Director del Centro de Estudios de la Salud de Funglode

  • SlingShot

    The power of innovation in sustainable development is real.
    Can technology companies change the world?

    September 9, 2015 – 10:00 AM
    Santo Domingo – Auditorio 1, Instituto Tecnológico Las Américas (ITLA)

    Panelist:
    Paul Lazarus, director de la película

  • Banking Nature

    It’s time to think!
    What guarantees do we have that our natural inheritance will be protected?
    Should our ecological heritage be for sale?

    September 9, 2015 – 6:00 PM
    Santo Domingo – Academia de Ciencias de la República Dominicana.
    Calle Las Damas 112, esquina El Conde, Zona Colonial

    Panelists:
    Denis Delestrac, director de la película
    Milcíades Mejía, presidente de la Academia de Ciencias de la República Dominicana
    Luis Carvajal, biólogo
    Mani Muthukumara, economista ambiental senior del Banco Mundial

  • The Light Bulb Conspiracy

    Can society survive modern growth without “planned obsolescence”? Long ago, products were made to last. Now they are made to last the minimum time possible. But consumers, as the director of the film will explain, have begun to rebel.

    September 9, 2015 – 6:00 PM
    Santo Domingo – Embajada de Francia en la República Dominicana,
    Calle Las Damas 42, Zona Colonial

    Panelists:
    Cosima Dannoritzer, directora de la película
    Ginny Heinsen, directora del programa 3R en CEDAF

  • The E-Waste Tragedy

    The director of the film will speak with national experts and the public about the serious environmental problems being generated by the 50 million tons of electronic waste discarded annually around the world.

    September 10, 2015 – 6:00 PM
    Santo Domingo – Embajada de Francia en la República Dominicana,
    Calle Las Damas 42, Zona Colonial

    Panelists:
    Cosima Dannoritzer, directora de la película
    Ginny Heinsen, directora del programa 3R en CEDAF

  • Sand Wars

    What would happen if we no longer had our beautiful beaches?
    What would the construction sector do without sand?
    The usefulness of antibiotics is coming to an end.

    September 10, 2015 – 6:00 PM
    Santo Domingo – Colegio Bilingüe New Horizons
    Ave. Sarasota 51, Bella Vista, Santo Domingo

    Panelists:
    Denis Delestract, director de la película
    Julissa Báez, director ejecutiva, Asociación Dominicana de Productores de Cemento Portland (ADOCEM)
    Otros expertos del sector minero y de la construcción en el país

  • On the Edge: Antarctica

    Revealing the secrets of the most remote, the most forbidding and the most beautiful continent on Planet Earth.
    What lies ahead for Antarctic biodiversity if we continue to mistreat this fragile place?
    What impact is climate change having on the continent? How will it affect our lives?

    September 10, 2015 – 6:00 PM
    Santo Domingo – Academia de Ciencias de la República Dominicana.
    Calle Las Damas 112, esquina El Conde, Zona Colonial

    Panelists:
    Jon Bowermaster, director de la película; experto en cambio climático para National Geographic
    Milcíades Mejía, presidente de la Academia de Ciencias de la República Dominicana
    Eleuterio Martínez, consultor ambiental

  • Resistance

    Indiscriminate use of antibiotics is negating their effectiveness and creating environmental and health problems: what options do we have?

    September 10, 2015 – 7:00 PM
    Santiago de los Caballeros – Centro León
    Avenida 27 de Febrero No. 146

    Panelists:
    Michael Graziano, director de la película
    Dr. Gustavo Rojas, Director del Centro de Estudios de la Salud de Funglode

  • Banking Nature

    It’s time to think!
    What guarantees do we have that our natural inheritance will be protected?
    Should our ecological heritage be for sale?
    Screening of the film, Banking Nature, and a panel discussion

    September 11, 2015 – 7:00 PM
    Santiago de los Caballeros – Centro León
    Avenida 27 de Febrero No. 146

    Panelists:
    Denis Delestrac, director de la película
    Milcíades Mejía, presidente de la Academia de Ciencias de la República Dominicana
    Luis Carvajal, biólogo – Mani Muthukumara, Banco Mundial – Domingo Rodríguez, ecologista y docente de la universidad PUCMM
    Jorge Armando Tallaj Almánzar, director del Departamento de Ciencias Básicas, Facultad de Ciencias y Humanidades, PUCMM

Workshops

  • Technology DSLR: Making films with social impact on a low budget

    Place: Funglode, Santo Domingo
    Date: September 10
    Time: 4:00 pm

    Given by: Gabriel Romero, filmmaker and film professor in the Uni- ted States, and Manuel Villalona, Dominican director and photographer and other national and international guests.

    Documentary filmmaking has gotten easier and cheaper with the help of DSLR cameras. Filmmakers no longer need huge budgets or big producers to make high-quality movies; they just need good stories to tell. The goal of this workshop is to provide filmmakers with these new technologies in order to bring their stories to the big screen and generate the social change they wish to make.

  • Green Activism: Promoting Environmental Awareness through Images

    Place: Auditorio de Funglode, Santo Domingo
    Date: September 13
    Time: 10:00 am

    Film and photography have become essential and powerful tools in the struggle to protect the environment and in the creation of awareness around sustainable, socio-economic development. Filmmakers, photogra- phers and producers will explore new ideas and concepts related to envi- ronmental activism of the 21st century.

  • The Environmental 72 Hours Film Project

    Place: Colegio Loyola, Santo Domingo
    Date: September 8
    Time: 8:00 am - Workshop filled

    The purpose of this workshop is to introduce high school students to the world of the profes- sional DSLR cinematography. The students will learn techniques and artistic skills to produce an environmental short film in the four main phases of the creation process: pre-production, production, post-production, and distribution. Each group will make an environmental short film of 3-5 minutes in 72 hours.

  • “How to Make Movies with iPads”

    Place: Colegio New Horizons, Santo Domingo
    Date: September 14
    Time: 4:00 pm - Workshop filled

    In partnertship with Planet in Focus Film Festival of Toronto, Canada

    With the Canadian filmakers Emily Hunter and Andrew Nisker, and Alessandra Cannito, Festival & Programs Manager of Planet in Focus

    The goal is to teach participants the basics of how to make their own short environmental films, using iPads and iMovie in all phases:

    Pre-production (storyboarding, location scouting, shot listing) Production (shooting, lighting, sound considerations) Post-production (editing, titles, music)

Master Classes
with Denis Delestrac (in Spanish)

Denis Delestrac is one of the most sought-after European documentary directors and among the most influential investigative filmmakers of this decade. His films -two of which will be shown at this edition of the DREFF- generate public debate and influence policy decisions. He has given master classes at festivals and univer- sities all over Europe, Latin America, the United States, and Africa.

  • Access is the key: The renowned European film director will give advice – based on his own filming experience – on how to get interviews with highly sought after personalities and gaining entry into places where cameras are normally not welcome.

    Place: Instituto Iberia, Santiago
    Date: September 9
    Time: 10:00 am - Workshop Filled

  • Directing documentaries: In this class, Delestrac will share the personal methods and tricks he developed through his years of experience. He will give advice on how to break into the film industry and make docu- mentaries with an international impact.

    Place: Funglode, Santo Domingo
    Date: September 12
    Time: 4:00 pm

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