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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    Uranium Drive-In

    Original Title: Uranium Drive-In
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    Country of Origin: USA
    Year of completion: 2013
    Duration: 70 min.
    Format: DVD
    Language: English
    Subtitles: Spanish

    Film Credits:

    Director/Writer: Suzan Beraza
    Producers: Michelle Maughan
    Cinematography: Suzan Beraza
    Editor: Casey Nay

    Film Synopsis:

    Uranium Drive-In is a haunting story of a hardscrabble community striving for one last chance at survival. The film follows a proposed uranium mill in southwestern Colorado - the first to be built in the U.S. in 30 years - and the emotional debate pitting a population desperate for jobs and financial stability against opposition from an environmental group based in a nearby resort town. Without judgment, both sides of the issue are brought to life in heart-wrenching detail as the film follows conflicting visions for the future. The film offers no easy answers but aims instead to capture personal stories and paint a portrait of the lives behind this nuanced and complex issue. The proposed uranium mill in Paradox Valley has received attention from the national media, including New Yorker Magazine and the New York Times. The lives of community members and the role of both industry and “outsiders,” parallel resource extraction stories across the globe.

    September 5th, 2013
    7:00 PM

    San Juan de la Maguana
    Centro Cultural Monina Cámpora

    September 6th, 2013
    6:00 PM

    Santo Domingo
    Universidad UNPHU

    Biography of Director Suzan Beraza:

    Born in Jamaica and raised in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic, social and environmental issues pervade Suzan's work. Her films have appeared on National Public Television and on the Documentary Channel, at Lincoln Center, and at many festivals. Her last film, Bag it!, was honored as a finalist at the Puma Creative Impact Awards in Berlin, and has been televised in over twenty countries. Her current project, Uranium Drive-In, is a recipient of Sundance Institute and Chicken and Egg funding and was featured at Good Pitch and at Hot Docs Pitch Forum.

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