September 4-8, 2013

Panel / Discussion Session

Otter 501

Friday, September 6th at 10:00 AM Santo Domingo, FUNGLODE

Topic of panel:

Why Save Endangered Species?


Say “cheese” mother earth! - Nature Photography

Friday, September 6th at 4:00 pm Santo Domingo, FUNGLODE


Go Wild with GoPro!

Saturday, September 7th at 4:00 pm Santo Domingo, FUNGLODE

Panel / Discussion Session

Globo Verde Dominicano Award

Saturday, September 7 at 8 PM Santo Domingo, FUNGLODE

Topic of panel:

Environmental film: An Effective Tool for Eco Education

Film Selected
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    Otter 501

    Original Title: Otter 501
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    Country of Origin: USA
    Year of completion: 2012
    Duration: 60 min.
    Format: DVD
    Language: English
    Subtitles: Spanish

    Film Credits:

    Executive Producer/Director of Photography/ Executive Director of Sea Studios Foundation: Mark Shelley
    Director: Bob Talbot
    Executive Producer: Clint Jones
    Producer/Editor: Josh Rosen

    Film Synopsis:

    Combining documentary and dramatic narrative techniques, Otter 501 chronicles the remarkable true story of an orphaned baby otter who washed ashore on the Northern California coast when she was less than a week old. Rescued by the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Sea Otter Research and Conservation Program, “501,” as the baby otter was called, became part of a groundbreaking surrogate program where she was introduced to an adoptive sea otter mother who reared her for months so she could develop the necessary skills to survive in the wild.  Parallel to this remarkable tale of how 501 got a second chance at life is the story of young Katie, an aspiring marine biologist who discovers the orphaned otter and becomes a volunteer at the Aquarium. Blending original footage and social media tools, Otter 501 is a unique hybrid of fact and fiction that takes the traditional wildlife documentary into a new style of storytelling.

    September 4th, 2013
    10:00 AM

    Santo Domingo
    Biblioteca Infantil y Juvenil República Dominicana

    September 5th, 2013
    10:30 AM

    Centro Cultural Perelló

    September 6th, 2013
    10:00 AM

    Santo Domingo

    September 8th, 2013
    10:30 AM

    Santiago de los Caballeros
    Centro Cultural León Jimenes

    Biography of Director Bob Talbot:

    As a world-renowned marine photographer, award-winning filmmaker and dedicated environmentalist, Bob Talbot has combined his unique visual style and storytelling ability with state-of-the-art entertainment technologies to create intimate ocean experiences on film.

    His photographs of whales and dolphins have been reproduced into millions of lithographs distributed around the world and his motion picture work has appeared in many television, film and special venue productions. Talbot filmed the wildlife sequences for the Warner Bros. series of Free Willy feature films and Universal Pictures’ Flipper. He directed and photographed the IMAX(copyright symbol) Ridefilm(TM) motion simulation system film Dolphins: The Ride, and acted as a director and cinematographer for sequences in the Academy Award-nominated MacGillivray Freeman IMAX film, Dolphins. Talbot also directed and photographed the award-winning IMAX (copyright) film Ocean Men: Extreme Dive about world champion free divers Pipin Ferreras and Umberto Pelizzari.

    Talbot has worked on several Cousteau Society productions, and continues to collaborate with Jean Michel Cousteau on Ocean Futures projects. He serves on the board of governors for Oceana, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society and the Earth Communications Office. He is Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation.

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