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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    Original Title: Sharkwater
    Official Website:
    Country of Origin: USA
    Year of completion: 2007
    Duration: 89 min.
    Format: DVD
    Language: English
    Subtitles: Spanish

    Film Credits:

    Director/Writer: Rob Stewart
    Producers: Rob Stewart, Sandra Campbell, Brian Stewart
    Cinematography: Rob Stewart
    Editors: Michael Clarke, Rik Morden, Rob Stewart, Jeremy Stuart

    Film Synopsis:

    For filmmaker Rob Stewart, exploring sharks began as an underwater adventure. What it turned into was a beautiful and dangerous lifelong exploration of the balance of life on earth. Driven by the passion that fed his enduring fascination with sharks, Stewart debunks stereotypes and media depiction of sharks as bloodthirsty, man-eating monsters and reveals the reality of sharks as pillars in the evolution of the seas. Filmed in visually stunning, high definition video, Sharkwater takes you into the most shark rich waters of the world, exposing the exploitation and corruption surrounding the world's shark populations in the marine reserves of Cocos Island, Costa Rica and the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador. Stewart's remarkable journey of courage and determination changes from a mission to save the world's sharks into a fight for his own life, and that of humankind.

    September 6th, 2013
    10:30 AM

    Puerto Plata
    Colegio Santa Rosa De Lima

    Biography of Director Rob Stewart:

    Rob Stewart is an award-winning biologist, photographer, conservationist and filmmaker. Born and raised in Toronto, Canada, Stewart began taking pictures underwater when he was 13. By the age of 18, he became a scuba instructor then moved on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. He studied in Ontario, Jamaica and Kenya. Before making Sharkwater, Stewart spent four years traveling the world as chief photographer for the Canadian Wildlife Federation's magazines. Leading expeditions to the most remote areas of the world, Stewart has logged thousands of hours underwater using the latest in camera and rebreathing technologies. Stewart's highly sought-after images have appeared in nearly every media form worldwide. While on assignment photographing sharks in the Galapagos Islands, Stewart discovered the illegal longlining of sharks, indiscriminately killing them within the marine reserve. He tried to promote awareness through the print media, but when the public didn't respond, Stewart decided to make a film in an attempt to bring people closer to sharks. At the age of 22, he left his photography career behind and embarked on a remarkable journey of over four years and 12 countries, resulting in the epic Sharkwater. Stewart is currently completing work on his second film, Revolution, due out in theaters in 2013, with a companion rich digital media component, and a How-to “Guide to Save Humanity.”

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