GFDD’s Value of Life Preselected for Cinema Los AngelesAugust 8, 2017
WASHINGTON, DC, Value of Life, a production of the Global Foundation for Democracy & Development (GFDD/Funglode), has been pre-selected to compete in the 2018 Cinema Los Angeles Film Festival. Held in the home of Hollywood, the festival aims to present the most exciting and inspiring new works of film being made today.
Having been screened across the Dominican Republic and competed in six film festivals in locales ranging from New York and Turin, Italy to Ensenada, Mexico, Value of Life is an inquiry into how modern societies value the natural resources that surround them and the ways in which nature provides for modern economic development.
Through its program of Year Round Environmental Film Screenings, the Dominican Republic Environmental Film Festival (DREFF) , an initiative of GFDD, has screened Value of Life on numerous occasions to educate people of all ages on the importance of environmental awareness. GFDD looks forward to yet another opportunity to reach new audiences through the upcoming film festival.
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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