Cordillera Central Dominicana: Oásis del Caribe


This documentary focusus on the preservation of the most valuable environmental asset in the Caribbean: the country’s Cordillera Central [Central mountain range] and its forests, as well as the importance of forest conservation and sustainable land use for community development, poverty eradication and attainment of the Millennium Development Goals, at the regional level and in the Dominican Republic.

The documentary Cordillera Central Dominicana is a call create awareness among our citizens, especially the Dominican student population on all levels, to halt the deforestation of the forests that make up the Central Mountain Range and get to know our national parks, scientific reserves and protected areas as well as the country’s flora, fauna and water resources.

The film seeks to validate the importance of forests, biodiversity, endemism, and the conservation of the forests of the Cordillera Central for the survival of the country and impact on the quality of life of current and future generations.

Original Title: Cordillera Central Dominicana: Oásis del Caribe
Country of Origin: Dominican Republic
Year of completion: 2013
Duration: 65min.
Format: HD/High Definition
Language: Spanish

Film Credits:
Director: Máximo José Rodríguez
Writer and researcher: Andrés Ferrer
Producers: Rosa Bonetti de Santana, Lisette Fernández Brugal
Cinematography: Máximo José Rodríguez
Editor: Pedro Justiniano

Screening at:

  • September 10, 2014
    10:00 AM
    Santo Domingo, Biblioteca Infantil y Juvenil República Dominicana
  • September 10, 2014
    5:00 PM
    La Vega, UNPHU
  • September 11, 2014
    10:00 AM
    Santo Domingo, Centro Cultural Narciso González
  • September 12, 2014
    9:00 AM
    Puerto Plata, Colegio Santa Rosa de Lima
  • September 14, 2014
    10:00 AM
    San Juan de la Maguana, Centro Cultural Monina Cámpora

Biography of Director Máximo José Rodríguez:

Dominican Máximo José Rodríguez is a renowned director, cinematographer and experienced publicity campaign director in his country. He has launched vital local and international publicity campaigns. He is founding director of the Dominican Republic’s Memoria de Nación Foundation.


He has been honored with innumerable awards in his career, including, among others, Honorable Mention in Cannes Festival as cinematographer of Guagasi; Honorable Mention in short film category in the Paris Biennal for Lumiantena, and Honorable Mention in the first Video Clip St Tropez Festival in France for the short filmLas pausas del silencio. He has also received numerous national awards and won several photography contests.

His many documentaries include Santo Domingo: Una Ciudad de Encantos; Ingenio Diego Caballero; Los Toros Ofrenda del Cristo de Bayaguana; Los Látigos del Sol; El San Antonio Negro de los Guillén; Descubre La Vega: Orgullo de mi tierra, and most recently, Cordillera Central Dominicana.

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