- Wednesday, September 14 - 6:00pm
Colegio Bilingue New Horizons, Santo Domingo
- Thursday, September 15 - 9:30am
Instituto Iberia, Santiago de los Caballeros
- Thursday, September 15 - 7:00pm
Iván García Teatro Escuela, Puerto Plata/Sosua
This film is a direct appeal to the President of the US, and to all elected officials, to carefully consider the growing evidence proving that hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas is hardly the path to energy independence that many promote. We take a cross-country look at fracking, highlighting its variety of contaminations, the stories of its victims, the false promise of an economic boom, with a focus on energy solutions that would allow us to proceed towards an energy future that does not rely on yet another dirty fossil fuel extraction process.
Director: Jon Bowermaster
Duration: 96 min
Jon Bowermaster is a six-time grantee of the National Geographic Expeditions Council and award-winning writer and filmmaker. Seeing the world from the seat of a sea kayak has given Bowermaster a one-of-a-kind look at both the health of the planet’s oceans and the lives of the people around the globe who depend on them. His most recent films look at the controversy surrounding fracking in New York State and why so many coastal residents never learn to swim, though they live just a couple feet above sea level. Antarctica 3D, On the Edge is the first 3D film to be shot in Antarctica. He is a member of the International Advisory Committee of the Dominican Republic Environmental Film Festival (DREFF).
Films to help us reflect on the food we eat, how it’s produced, and the effects of our daily eating decisions on our environment.
These films help us explore the oceans and seas and their corals; birds and other species under threat of extinction; and the abuses committed by humans against global biodiversity. Inspiring, emotive, dramatic, and impactful stories that are guaranteed to rouse any viewer out of apathy.
A selection of films showing the broad reach of the effects of climate change on our lives. From innovative looks at previously neglected sectors (such as commercial shipping) to reflections on properly evaluating a nation’s wealth through its natural resources, cultural heritage, and opportunities for improvement in all areas affected by climate change.
A look at clean energy alternatives that open the path to a future free of fossil fuels. Films analyzing issues ranging from the effects of coal on the Dominican-Haitian border and oil spills in our oceans, to a survey of the currently available sources of renewable energy.
Sustainable Practices and Attitudes
Provocative projects, innovative ideas, and manifold possibilities that show us how to adopt new attitudes and practices to contribute to sustainability. In our daily consumption of products and services (electricity, clothing, hygiene products, and more), in building our homes, in recycling: small actions can yield big results.
And there’s more...
Ecofilm Kids’ Short Films Program. A special collaboration between DREFF and the Ecofilm International Environmental Short Film Festival in Mexico.