Last Friday, July 8, the DREFF Environmental Screenings Series presented the short film The Change to a dozen kids aged 7–12 from the Ivan García Theater School summer camp in Puerto Plata. The screening was complemented by a talk on the value of marine flora and fauna, with the aim of promoting environmental best practices and furthering sustainable development.
Layla Arisleyda Beard, principal and teacher at the theater school, offered words of welcome and thanked DREFF (an initiative of the Global Foundation for Democracy and Development) for its collaboration with the aforementioned cultural center.
The talk was given by Yamil Rodriguez, technical director of ANAMAR, and covered basic aspects of the endemic flora and fauna and the maritime limits of the Dominican Republic.
When the activity ended, parents and children in the audience took the opportunity to ask questions and clarify thoughts about the subjects discussed.
About the DREFF Environmental Screenings Series
The Dominican Republic Environmental Film Festival runs an Environmental Screenings Series, offering audiences around the country the chance to enjoy the most interesting titles screened in prior editions of DREFF and thereby expanding the reach of its efforts to raise and deepen awareness on environmental issues among the Dominican public. The program offers the opportunity for schools, community centers, companies, government bodies, and NGOs to enjoy these screenings at no cost.