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7 Grams, Winner of 2015 Globo Verde Dominicano Award, Screens in Trinidad and Tobago

November 9, 2016

Trinidad y Tobago – On November 6, 2016 the short film 7 Grams was screened at The Botanical Gardens of Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, as part of the sixth edition of Green Screen T&T, the country’s environmental film festival hosted by Sustain T&T.

Directed by Jonatán Vila and Hadzael Gómez, 7 Grams is a Dominican short film that tells the story of a Hispaniolan Emerald, one of the world’s smallest birds, who builds its nest in a construction site and presents how a rural community in the Dominican Republic faces tough decisions about conservation. The film was the winner of Globo Verde Dominicano Award in 2015, as part of the Dominican Republic Environmental Film Festival (DREFF)’s fifth edition. After winning the prize, 7 Grams has been screened several times around the world with great success.

 About Sustain T&T and Green Screen
Established in 2011 Sustainable Living T&T (Sustain T&T) brings awareness to the issues of sustainable living and business in Trinidad and Tobago. The organization is dedicated to creating a platform for education, information sharing, and social marketing of behaviors that are necessary to maintain our environment while diversifying our economy. With Green Screen, the Film Festival, the organization focuses on the use of creative methods, like film and special events, to raise awareness, encourage dialogue and information exchange.

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Since its creation in 2011, the Dominican Republic Environmental Film Festival (DREFF) –an initiative of the Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) and the Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo (Funglode)– has been providing Dominicans with a platform of knowledge and debate on the environment and sustainable development, along with its challenges and best practices, while celebrating the unique beauty and wealth that is the Dominican Republic’s natural heritage. With a diverse selection of films and numerous panels, workshops, seminars, and community activities, DREFF promotes dialogue and the exchange of knowledge and experience, inspiring Dominicans to adopt actions that contribute to the appreciation, conservation, and sustainable use of their environmental resources. By bringing together young people, scholars, experts, activists, filmmakers, representatives from the public and private sector, and non-governmental organizations, as well as wide audiences from all walks of life, the Festival serves as a catalyst for programs and projects that contribute to environmental and socio-economic sustainability.

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About Globo Verde Dominicano Award
The Globe Verde Dominicano Award is a unique opportunity for filmmakers, students and young professionals who wish to venture into a little-explored area in the Dominican Republic: producing audiovisual material of an environmental nature and showing their work to a national and international audience as part of each edition of the Dominican Environmental Film Festival (DREFF).

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Since the inception of the Dominican Republic Environmental Film Festival (DREFF) in 2011, Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) has created and developed 6 year-round programs that make a significant contribution to the sustainable development of the Dominican Republic.

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