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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    The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom

    Original Title: The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom
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    Country of Origin: USA
    Year of completion: 2012
    Duration: 39 min.
    Format: DVD
    Language: Japanese
    Subtitles: Spanish

    Film Credits:

    Director/Writer: Lucy Walker
    Producers: Lucy Walker
    Photography: Aaron Phillips

    Film Synopsis:

    Filmed in Japan by documentary filmmaker Lucy Walker, this short reel film focuses on the aftermath of the devastating tsunami of March 11th 2011.  Nominated for a 2012 Academy Award for best Documentary and having won the 2012 Sundance Film festival prize for short film in the non-fiction category, this inspiring documentary shares the journey of survivors in the areas hardest hit by Japan's recent tsunami. They find the courage to revive and rebuild as cherry blossom season begins - a symbol of hope and new beginnings in Japanese culture.

    September 5th, 2013
    5:00 PM

    Santo Domingo
    Palacio del Cine, Ágora Mall: Sala 3

    September 6th, 2013
    7:00 PM

    Santo Domingo

    Biography of Director Lucy Walker:

    Lucy Walker is a two-time Academy Award nominated British film director, whose films have won over fifty awards. On January 25, 2011 she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature for Waste Land, which she directed. The film has won over thirty awards including Audience Awards at Sundance and Berlin, the IDA's Best Documentary and Pare Lorentz Awards. The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom is her second consecutive Academy Award nomination. Lucy was born in London, United Kingdom where she began directing theatre in high school before continuing as an undergraduate at Oxford University. After graduating from New College, Oxford with a B.A. and M.A. in Language and Literature, she was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to attend the graduate film program at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. There she won a contest to direct a video for Cowboy Junkies, directed three award-winning short films and earned an MFA.

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