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April 18, 2016

Year Round Environmental Film Screenings Program Reaches Cooperativa Altagracia in Santiago de los Caballeros


With the participation of more than 180 members of the cooperative La Altagracia, the DREFF Year Round Environmental Film Screenings Program projected, Thursday, April 14, the documentary “Lake Enriquillo: Prelude to Climate Change” in Santiago de los Caballeros. The environmental screening took place within the framework of the event Tertulia Cooperativista, “with the intention of raising awareness and educating the cooperative community on the issue of climate change, especially in the national context to raise levels of awareness”, explained the Environmental Programs Coordinator of Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) in the Dominican Republic , Omar Shamir Reynoso. At the end of the projection the floor was opened to a questions and answer session where the participants could interact with the director of the film, Fernando Báez.

The welcoming remarks were pronounced by Juan Rodríguez, Vice President of the cooperative, who urged their members to implement actions that promote the conservation of the environment.

This documentary presents in detail the origin and the changes suffered by Lake Enriquillo for decades through a historical collection of images captured by the lens of the Dominican producer and director Fernando Báez.

The cooperative representatives present at the activity include the President of the Council of Central Monitoring, Deyaniris Rodríguez; General Manager, Carolina Inoa; and the Marketing and Communications Manager, Ruddy Montán, who conducted the ceremony, as well as a broad representation of the District Directorate, Central Directors and valuable collaborators.

Among the audience, very interested in the topic, directors of Sociedad Ecólogica del Cibao (SOECI) and members of the press.

About Year Round Environmental Film Screening
As part of its mission to reach more communities, institutions and individuals around the country, the DR Environmental Film Festival organizes film screenings year-round, providing the opportunity to bring successful film programs to new and remote communities. By showing a diverse selection of quality films on critical environmental issues and organizing discussions and workshops, the year-round film screenings seek to foster and inspire dialogue, raise awareness and promote sustainable practices.

Since its creation in 2011, the Dominican Republic Environmental Film Festival (DREFF) 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.

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