- Tuesday, September 13 - 9:00am
Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo (INTEC), Santo Domingo
- Wednesday, September 14 - 6:00pm
Universidad Nacional Pedro Henríquez Ureña (UNPHU), Santo Domingo
- Thursday, September 15 - 11:00am
St. Michael’s School, Santo Domingo
- Friday, September 16 - 9:30am
Instituto Iberia, Santiago de los Caballeros
Stink! opens with a foul smell and a pair of kids pajamas and a single father trying to find out what that smell could possibly be. But instead of getting a straight answer, director Jon Whelan stumbles on an even bigger issue in America, which is that some products on our store shelves are not safe — by design. Entertaining, enlightening, and at times almost absurd, Stink! takes you on a madcap journey from the retailer to the laboratory, through corporate boardrooms, down back alleys, and into the halls of Congress. Follow Whelan as he clashes with political and corporate operatives all trying to protect the darkest secrets of the chemical industry. You won’t like what you smell.
Director: Jon Whelan
Director Jon Whelan entered the world of documentaries in a roundabout way. After a misused youth of surfing, skateboarding and broken bones, Whelan got his MBA while dabbling in Virtual Reality – he was way too early. In 1999 he co-founded the Web auction Afternic.com, selling just before the bubble burst in 2000. Whelan was also a founding member of the New York Angels. The arrival of children in the next decade caused a shift in Whelan’s focus, this time to social justice, and the development of Stink! Whelan currently advocates for truthful product labeling and serves as advisor to internet and media startups. He is also a principal of Net Return, Inc., and full-time parent to two young daughters in Manhattan.
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.