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Dominicana Bajo el Mar

Title (Spanish): Dominicana Bajo el Mar
Title (English): Dominicana Bajo el Mar
Country of Origin: Dominican Republic
Year of Completion: 2012
Duration: 47 minutes
Format: DVD (Digital HD)
Language: Spanish

Friday 09/07/2012 -- 6:00 PM

FUNGLODE Auditorium
Santo Domingo

II Muestra de Cine Medioambiental Dominicana, 5-9 de Septiembre 2012

Film SynopsisDominicana Bajo el Mar, a 45-minute documentary, has several segments dedicated to the conservation of the seas. It shows us images of underwater explorations in sunken caverns from thousands of years ago, the rescue of sunken ships, research done this year about the humpbacked whale at the Dominican Marine Mammal Sanctuary and segments on the invasion of the lion fish into the waters of the Caribbean, among other issues that tell us about the necessary work we must undertake for the conservation of the oceans.

In addition, the documentary shows images of the enormous damage caused by over-fishing in our waters and the need to educate and help our fishermen improve their income by cooperating as tour guides for underwater diving,
leaving behind their old jobs of indiscriminant depredation.

Film Credits:

Director: Roberto Llerena
Executive producer: Grupo Nautilius
Director of Photography: Roberto Llerena, Carlos Jambrina, Jovana Milanko
Writer: Roberto Llerena
Santa Francisca Toribio y Roberto Llerena
Narrator: Nestor Esteves

Director's Biography:

Roberto Llerena was born on May 13, 1950 in El Salvador. He is a publicist by profession and an underwater explorer and resident of the Dominican Republic for over 32 years. He has worked in many underwater archeological rescues of old sunken ships from the colonial period. He has also worked on the production of documentaries on the conservation of oceans, the humpbacked whale and coral reefs for such institutions as the United Nations, the European Union and the Ministry of Tourism and Environment. He is currently working on new underwater production with the Authority of Maritime Affairs of the Dominican Republic (ANAMAR) and is producing an important TV program on underwater exploration, being presented by Chanel 37 of CDN.

Roberto collaborates with various international organizations by donating the use of his images. Those institutions include the NOAA, Google Ocean, Stellwagen Bank Marine Mammal Sanctuary, The Nature Conservancy, Human Society International and USAID, among others.

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    For more details about Marcos Diaz visit Dominican Get-Together in the Big Apple

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