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  • DREFF and UNAPEC Will Celebrate World Environment Day and World Oceans Day

    May 23, 2018

    To commemorate World Environment Day, held each year on June 5th and World Oceans Day, held worldwide on June 8th, the Dominican Republic Environmental Film Festival (DREFF), an initiative of the Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) and APEC University (UNAPEC), will feature films on both these subjects for professors and students from June 5-8, 2018.

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  • GFDD/Funglode Actively Engaged with the Public during the Geography Week

    April 30, 2018

    The 7th Geography Week Fair was held on April 25 and 26, 2018, continuing an annual tradition that makes available an informative space where visitors can educate themselves and incorporate the fundamentals on the importance of learning about geography as a science that is devoted to the study of places and people and their relationship with their environment. This initiative is being organized by Plan LEA, which is an initiative of Listín Diario, and GFDD/Funglode have been part of it for several years.

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  • DREFF and Cinemateca Dominicana to Screen Environmental Films at the 2018 Santo Domingo International Book Fair

    April 16, 2018

    The International Book Fair of Santo Domingo will be held April 19-30, 2018. As part of it, an interesting program of environmental short films and documentaries will be screened. This initiative is a collaboration of Global Foudnation for Democracy and Development (GFDD), its sister organization in the Dominican Republic, Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo (Funglode) and the Dominican Republic Environmental Film Festival (DREFF), with Cinemateca Dominicana and the DR Film Commission (Dirección General de Cine de la República Dominicana, DGCINE).

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  • GFDD Hosts Discussion on Environmental Activism and Journalism In Its Washington, D.C. Offices

    March 20, 2018

    In addition to the successful Dominican Night at the D.C. Environmental Film Festival, where Dominican filmmakers presented two documentaries on Dominican conservation efforts, on Tuesday, March 20, the GFDD and DREFF hosted a special side event on “Environmental Journalism and Activism: Creating and Sharing the Frontline Stories.” The event was held at the GFDD-DC offices, and moderated by Natasha Despotovic, the Foundation’s Executive Director and DREFF Director.

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  • Dominican Films and Activists Will Be Part of the 2018 DC Environmental Film Festival

    February 27, 2018

    In 2018, the 26th annual DC Environmental Film Festival (DCEFF) will honor environmental heroes with ‘Stories from the Frontlines’. Whether it is wildlife conservation, habitat protection, clean drinking water or clean air, DCEFF films and speakers will reflect the action and the passion of those who are working on the battle lines to protect and preserve the environment for us and for future generations. More than 100 films will be screened to audiences of more than 30,000 Washingtonians.

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  • DREFF Launches Digital Edition of a Climate Change Story for Kids

    February 13, 2018

    The Dominican Republic Environmental Film Festival (DREFF) launched a digital edition of a climate change story for kids. The publication, titled “Why do we need to take care of the planet and how?”, (in Spanish), is aimed to children of all ages and was created to contribute in the creation of environmental consciousness and awareness.

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  • DREFF 24/7: A New Online Platform for Environmental Films!

    December 21, 2017

    Never relaxing in its efforts to promote greater environmental awareness and sustainable socioeconomic development, the Dominican Republic Environmental Film Festival (DREFF) has decided to take yet another leap into the digital realm, in addition to continuing with its trademark presentations, panel discussions, workshops, global strategic alliances, and exchanges of knowledge and experience with international experts.

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  • Chasing Coral Elicits Reflections in Santo Domingo and Punta Cana

    December 8, 2017

    On December 6th and 7th, two free film screenings were held for the acclaimed documentary Chasing Coral, directed by famed director and recent winner of the United Nations’ Champions of the Earth award, Jeff Orlowski. The film highlights the changes that are occurring in the world’s oceans and corals due to the effects of global warming, and has been shortlisted for the 90th Academy Awards consideration in the Documentary Feature award category.

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  • Sustainable Construction in the Dominican Republic

    December 5, 2017

    In spite of infrequent mention and debate, the topic of sustainable construction is a fundamental basis of sustainable development, especially in a country like the Dominican Republic. Given that the country has committed itself to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly Goal 11: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable, summed up in the phrase “Sustainable cities and communities,” one may recognize this to be the case.

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  • ‘Love the Earth’ Film Series Comes to the Cinemateca Dominicana

    November 29, 2017

    With collaboration from the Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of the Environment, the Dominican Republic Film Commission (DGCINE) and the Year Round Environmental Screening Initiative of the Dominican Republic Environmental Film Festival (DREFF) celebrated the film series ‘Love the Earth’ from November 17 to 29 at the Cinemateca Dominicana, located in Santo Domingo’s Plaza de la Cultura.

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  • A Member of DREFF Advisory Committee Presents at WildSpeak

    November 15, 2017

    Eladio Fernández, Dominican conservation photographer, a naturalist, author and publisher, participates as a special guest and speaker in the 2017 WildSpeak, a renowned international conference on conservation and photography. This annual event is organized by the International League of Conservation Photographers (ILCP), institution founded in 2005 to promote cultural and natural conservation through ethical photography. The activities are part of a two-day program held in the U.S. capital, Washington, DC.

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