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

    September 7, 2017

    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.

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  • Value of Life and Cycles to Bring the Caribbean to Kuala Lumpur

    August 14, 2017

    Out of 249 films hailing from 44 different countries, Value of Life, a production of the Global Foundation for Democracy & Development and its sister organization in the Dominican Republic (GFDD/Funglode), and Cycles, the winner of the 2016 Globo Verde Dominicano Short Film Award have been selected to screen during the 10th International Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival (KLEFF), to be held from October 23rd – 29th, 2017. GFDD could not be more delighted to serve as an ambassador of film of the Dominican Republic to the people of Malaysia. It is our honor to be selected for this important event and we look forward to witnessing the impact of our stories.

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  • ReCrearte and Recicla 360 Join Forces to Promote Recycling Art with Three Workshops for Little Children

    June 5, 2017

    GFDD’s recycling art program, ReCrearte, will participate in the fourth edition of Recicla 360, in Santo Domingo, with three children’s workshops. In commemoration of World Recycling Day and World Environment Day, Recicla 360, which will be held at the Galería 360 shopping center, includes the participation of specialized presenters and artists who bring a fresh and creative vision to the environment, sustainable development and best practices, so that the whole family can take care of the planet.

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  • 50 Dominican Leaders Visit the GFDD Offices in Washington DC to Discuss the Environment and Sustainable Development

    June 2, 2017

    A group of 50 Dominican leaders participated in an event organized by the Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) as part of the Dominican Embassy in the United States’ Leaders Program in Washington, DC. The group participated in a screening of the GFDD award-winning film, “Value of Life” and in a subsequent discussion about the environment, sustainable development and environmental film. The conversation was led by Claudia de Windt, Senior Legal Specialist at the Department of Sustainable Development of the Organization of American States (OAS) and Maryanne Culpepper, Executive Director of the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital, alongside Semiramis de Miranda, GFDD’s Projects and ICT Director.

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  • DREFF Environmental Film Also in the 2017 Santo Domingo International Book Fair

    April 28, 2017

    As part of the Dominican Republic Environmental Film Festival’s (DREFF) mission to promote as well as educate and spread awareness about good environmental practices, the Funglode/GFDD stand in the 2017 Santo Domingo International Book Fair was the scene for screenings of environmental film, one activity among the jam-packed agenda of events organized by those foundations.

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  • Celebrate International Recycling Day at Expo ReCrearte!

    April 26, 2017

    Want to see how waste can be converted into art and objects for daily use? Visit Expo ReCrearte, a showcase that displays recycling projects and art works created by students from numerous schools throughout the Dominican Republic. Expo ReCrearte, an event held in celebration of International Recycling Day on May 17, is organized by the Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) ReCrearte program, and done in collaboration with the ECOESCUELA project of the Dominican Republic Institute for Environmental Law (IDARD, for its acronym in Spanish).

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