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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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  • DREFF and Cinemateca Dominicana to Celebrate Joint Programme in November

    November 3, 2017

    The Dominican Republic Environmental Film Festival (DREFF) and the Cinemateca Dominicana will celebrate the joint film program “Amar la Tierra” (To Love the Earth), November 17-29, 2017. More than 15 free screenings will be shown, including “Death by a Thousand Cuts”, “SlingShot”, “All the Time in the World”, and “Biodiversity of the Dominican Republic”, among others.

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  • DREFF’s Nominee, “Death by a Thousand Cuts”, Finalist in the 2017 Green Film Network Award!

    September 29, 2017

    The Dominican Film “Death by a Thousand Cuts”, screened at the 2016 Dominican Republic Environmental Film Festival (DREFF), has been selected as one of the finalist in this year’s Green Film Network (GFN) Award. This was DREFF’s nomination for the renown international environmental film prize, “Green Cinema Award”, organized by GFN, a prestigious network of the world’s best environmental film festivals. DREFF is a member of GFN.

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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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