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GO FUTURE to screen Garbage or Resource? A Dominican Republic Experience

September 7, 2017

Washington, DC - Garbage or Resource? A Dominican Republic Experience, a production of GFDD/Funglode, has been selected to be screened at GO FUTURE on Tuesday, September 26th in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium. Similar to the Dominican Republic Environmental Film Festival (DREFF), GO FUTURE, an itinerant sustainable development and environmentally-focused film festival, is an initiative that puts on free film screenings primarily for youth audiences at schools and community centers.

GFDD greatly appreciates receiving this invitation from GO FUTURE. Produced by GFDD/Funglode in 2013, the theme of Garbage or Resource? A Dominican Republic Experience is as relevant today as it was then. Its message having resonated with GO FUTURE directors, the organization offered to create a French subtitle track for the film in order to assure that its young audience understands its subject matter in their own language. GFDD thanks GO FUTURE for its initiative in this matter and believes that sending the environmental messages and experiences of the Dominican Republic to a Belgian audience will be of great value.

Given the current number of environmental, economic, and social challenges related to sustainable development, GO FUTURE aims to inspire self-reflection, and is a great opportunity for its participants to think about the world that they want for tomorrow, as well as how their goals can be accomplished. GFDD/Funglode is honored to present Garbage or Resource? A Dominican Republic Experience during a festival whose core focus aligns so perfectly with the message the film aims to deliver.

Garbage or Resource? A Dominican Republic Experience offers an insightful look into the initiatives that individuals, communities, and organizations in the Dominican Republic have begun in order to manage unsustainable patterns of waste. With just a slight change of perspective, they started to see that what was once thought to be garbage can truly be the foundation for a better life, community, and country. Their messages and accomplishments have been instilled in audiences around the world and show that crafting solutions to today’s environmental issues is everyone’s responsibility.

About Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD):
The Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD), sister organization of Funglode in the United States, is a non-partisan and non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of collaboration between organizations in the United States and the Dominican Republic in order to conduct research, enhance public debate, design public policy, propose strategies and provide training to facilitate change in crucial areas of the social, economic and democratic development of the Dominican Republic, the Caribbean and Latin America.

About the Dominican Republic Environmental Film Festival (DREFF):
Since its creation in 2011, the Dominican Republic Environmental Film Festival (DREFF) – an initiative of GFDD/Funglode – has been providing Dominicans with a platform of knowledge and debate on the environment and sustainable development, along with its challenges and best practices, while celebrating the unique beauty and wealth that is the Dominican Republic’s natural heritage. With a diverse selection of films, numerous panels, workshops, seminars, and community activities, DREFF promotes dialogue and the exchange of knowledge and experience, inspiring Dominicans to adopt actions that contribute to the appreciation, conservation, and sustainable use of their environmental resources. DREFF implements programs that operate throughout the year and works with diverse communities year-round throughout the Dominican Republic.

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