The Dominican Environmental Film Festival (DREFF) can rely this year, in its sixth edition, on the support of the Embassy of Germany in the Dominican Republic.
Her Excellency Ambassador Sabine Bloch met last week at the Embassy in Santo Domingo with Yamile Eusebio, Director of GFDD New York Office and Director of Operations of DREFF, who was accompanied by María Victoria Abreu, Programming Director of DREFF and GFDD’s International Affairs and Socio-Economic Development Program Manager.
This year, DREFF will feature three films of German origin: 10 Billion: What’s on Your Plate, Taste the Waste, and The Wind’s Journey (a German/Colombian co-production). In addition, prominent German filmmaker Valentín Thurn will be present during the festival.
“The German Embassy joins DREFF’s partners and sponsors, allies and friends of the festival that guarantee every year the success of this initiative, and allows us to broaden our reach and make a greater impact.” said Eusebio.
For Germany, collaborating for sustainable development, the reduction of poverty in the Dominican Republic, and the promotion of environmental awareness has special importance, and by supporting the Dominican Environmental Film Festival it formalizes a new opportunity to transfer knowledge, experiences, good practices and lessons learned.
Since its creation in 2011, the Dominican Republic Environmental Film Festival 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, the 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.