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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    A Thirsty World

    Original Title: La Soif du Monde
    Title: A Thirsty World
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    Country of Origin: France
    Year of completion: 2012
    Duration: 90 min.
    Format: DVD
    Language: French
    Subtitles: Spanish

    Film Credits:

    Director/Writer: Yann Arthus-Bertrand, Thierry Piantanida, Baptiste Rouget-Luchaire
    Producers: Marc Stanimirovic, Yann Arthus-Bertrand, Jean-Yves Robin, Nicolas Coppermann
    Photography: Yann Arthus-Bertrand

    Film Synopsis:

    Yann Arthus-Bertrand’s latest film focuses on one of the major challenges to human survival: water. Today, as the world’s population increases and the impact of climate change worsens, water has become one of our planet’s most precious natural resources. Filmed in 20 countries, A Thirsty World reveals the mysterious and fascinating world of fresh water through spectacular aerial images shot in difficult to reach and rarely filmed regions, like Southern Sudan or Northern Congo. It enables us to discover the most beautiful landscapes on our planet, the lakes, rivers and wetlands created by water. Blending the filmmaker’s trademark aerial views of the world with the harsh, everyday reality of people who are deprived of water and may even die for lack of it, the film also spotlights people engaged in the daily struggle to find water, purify it or bring it to those who need it.

    September 5th, 2013
    6:00 PM

    Santo Domingo
    Universidad UNPHU

    September 7th, 2013
    9:30 AM

    San Francisco de Macorís
    Universidad Catolica Nordestana (UCNE)

    September 7th, 2013
    4:00 PM

    Santiago de los Caballeros
    Centro Cultural León Jimenes

    September 8th, 2013
    10:00 AM

    San Juan de la Maguana
    Centro Cultural Monina Cámpora

    September 8th, 2013
    6:00 PM

    Santo Domingo

    Biography of Director Yann Arthus-Bertrand:

    Yann Arthus-Bertrand, of French origin, is a well-known photographer, journalist, reporter and environmentalist. He has always been passionate about the animal world and natural environment. He contributed to several prestigious magazines such as National Geographic and Life. At the first Rio Conference in 1992, he decided to undertake a long-term project called The Earth From the Air, a photographic encyclopedia published in 2000, a portrait of and homage to our Earth. In 2005, he created the GoodPlanet Foundation that seeks to raise awareness of environmental issues among the general public, implement carbon offset programs and combat deforestation, along with local NGOs. He has worked on various projects for the United Nations, such as Of Forests and Men, which he directed in 2011 and was the official documentary for the2011 International Year of the Forest. His most recent documentary is Planet Ocean, which he co-directed with Michael Pitiot for the Rio + 20 Summit.

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