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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    Reserva de la Biosfera: Jaragua, Bahoruco y Enriquillo

    Original Title: Reserva de la Biosfera: Jaragua, Bahoruco y Enriquillo
    Country of Origin: Dominican Republic
    Year of completion: 2009
    Duration: 39 min.

    • Jaragua National Park / 10.39 min.
    • Sierra de Bahoruco National Park / 14.33 min.
    • Lago Enriquillo National Park and Cabritos Island / 14.29 min.

    Format: HD/High Definition
    Language: Spanish

    Film Credits:

    Director: Máximo José Rodríguez
    Writer/researcher: Carlos Suriel
    Executive producers: Rosa Bonetti de Santana, Lisette Fernández Brugal
    Director of photography: Máximo José Rodríguez.
    Editor: Pedro Justiniano

    Film Synopsis:

    “Trilogía de Símbolos Naturales de la Patria Dominicana” [Trilogy of Natural Symbols of the Dominican Homeland] is a set of three documentaries on the central zones of the Biosphere Reserve: Jaragua, Bahoruco and Enriquillo.

    The Jaragua National Park, a harmonious concentration of beauty and biodiversity; the Sierra de Bahoruco National Park, a natural symbol of the Dominican homeland; Lake Enriquillo and Cabritos Island all form a unique landscape of Dominican geography.

    The Jaragua-Bahoruco-Enriquillo Biosphere Reserve was declared on November 6, 2002 by the United Nations Organization for Education, Science and Culture (UNESCO). This declaration constitutes a full recognition at a time when preservation and sustainable use of the numerous natural and cultural resources of these territories is regarded as a serious commitment on the part of all Dominicans.

    Our Biosphere Reserve is comprised of a total surface area of 5,770 square kilometers, including singular landscapes of extraordinary beauty, an impressive biodiversity comprised of the most diverse coastal, marine and land ecosystems, and high regional endemism of flora and fauna as well as genetic resources of inestimable value.

    Using an artistic combination of unique images and clear technical and concise information, these three documentaries take viewers through Jaragua, Bahoruco and Enriquillo National Parks and Cabritos Island, providing a fresh, delightful and up-close look at these much appreciated treasures of the national system of protected areas.

    Jaragua National Park: a marvelous concentration of beauty and biodiversity, this documentary presents the special geomorphology of this park including aboriginal caves, beaches of the southeastern coast, especially Bahía de las Águilas, as well as Oviedo Laguna and the varied flora grouped into 12 different endemic flora and fauna.

    Sierra de Bahoruco National Park: a natural symbol of the Dominican homeland, this film shows the extraordinary variety of ecosystems and environments which, much like a surrealist painting, are combined in this peculiar sierra - the Hoyo de Pelempito, Loma del Toro, Zapotén and the characteristic elevated regional endemism that refreshingly unfold in this documentary.

    Lake Enriquillo National Park and Cabritos Island: a unique spectacle of highly salinized and below sea level waters, inland islands, the American crocodile population and rich birdlife are on display in Lake Enriquillo and Cabritos Island, an unsurpassed Dominican landscape.

    September 4th, 2013
    10:00 AM

    Santo Domingo
    Centro Cultural Narciso González

    September 5th, 2013
    10:00 AM

    Santo Domingo

    September 5th, 2013
    4:00 PM

    Santo Domingo
    Biblioteca Infantil y Juvenil República Dominicana

    Biography of Director Máximo José Rodríguez:

    Dominican Máximo José Rodríguez is a renowned director, cinematographer and experienced publicity campaign director in his country. He has launched vital local and international publicity campaigns. He is founding director of the Dominican Republic's Memoria de Nación Foundation.

    He has been honored with innumerable awards in his career, including, among others, Honorable Mention in Cannes Festival as cinematographer of Guagasi; Honorable Mention in short film category in the Paris Biennal for Lumiantena, and Honorable Mention in the first Video Clip St Tropez Festival in France for the short film Las pausas del silencio. He has also received numerous national awards and won several photography contests.

    His many documentaries include Santo Domingo: Una Ciudad de Encantos; Ingenio Diego Caballero; Los Toros Ofrenda del Cristo de Bayaguana; Los Látigos del Sol; El San Antonio Negro de los Guillén; Descubre La Vega: Orgullo de mi tierra, and most recently, Cordillera Central Dominicana: Oásis del Caribe.

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