Dominican Films to be Showcased at Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital
Washington, D.C., March 28, 2014Tweet
For the second time since 2013, the Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) will partner with the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital to reinforce and expand the Spanish-speaking film program and encourage the involvement and attendance of the Hispanic community. The four Dominican short films, which include two winners from GFDD's Globo Verde Dominicano Award (GVDA), will be screened on March 28, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. at the GALA Hispanic Theater in the Columbia Heights neighborhood of Washington, D.C.
The short films program to be presented includes; GFDD’s self-produced 17 minute short, Garbage or Resource? A Dominican Republic Experience (¿Basura o recurso? Experiencia de la República Dominicana); GVDA’s best 2013 Short Film and Public Service Announcement respectively, My Voice (Mi voz) and First Steps (Primeros pasos). And finally, Death by a Thousand Cuts (Muerte por mil cortes).
Following the screening, a panel discussion with Ms. Natasha Despotovic, and filmmakers, including Sebastian Cabrera, Jake Kheel, and Juan Mejia Botero has been arranged to give audiences an opportunity to interact with the panelists and ask questions.
The Globo Verde Dominicano Award, actively seeks out new Dominican talent, encouraging and motivating youth to undertake the production of environmental films in order to raise awareness, elevate the level of discussion and promote projects that contribute to environmental protection, conservation and sustainability.
About the Environment Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital
Founded in 1993, the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital, which occurs each March in Washington D.C, has been screening environmental films for over twenty years. The theme of the festival’s 2014 edition is entitled “Our Cities, Our Planet”, celebrating the development of sustainable and resilient cities, exploring their natural and built environments as they seek to meet environmental and economic needs. The festival will take place on March 18-30, and will be screening a record breaking 200 films from 38 countries, including 115 from Washington D.C. and the U.S. as well as world premieres with over 100 collaborating partners. The mission of the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital is to advance public understanding of the environment through the power of film.
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