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June 8, 2016

Lake Enriquillo: A Prelude to Climate Change, a DREFF Screening, at the Opening of the Environment Week 2016 at UNIBE


GFDD Year Round Environmental Film Screenings Program and the DREFF will participate throughout the week with different projections of international environmental documentaries.

Santo Domingo – During UNIBE´s Environment Week, the Dominican Republic Environmental Film Festival (DREFF), through the Year Round Environmental Film Screenings program, presents national and international documentaries aiming to raise awareness and deepen the understanding on environmental issues among students, teachers and interested audience.

On 6 June Lake Enriquillo: A Prelude to Climate Change – documentary directed by Fernando Báez – was screened at the University´s Auditorium on occasion of the opening ceremony where Paola Tineo, designer and environmentalist, was recognized for her efforts to preserve the environment. The following day the movie Planetary, buy Guy Reid, was screened at Salón de Referencia. The same venue will host today the screening of The Wisdom to Survive, by Anne Macksoud and John Ankele; and next Thursday SlingShot, by Paul Lazarus in Room FRI-903. Friday June 10 Denis Delastrac´s film Sand Wars will be presented too.

Over 60 students from different career paths, as well as other authorities of the institution attended the ceremony, presided by the Dean of UNIBE, July Amado Castaños Guzmán.

After the screening, Fernando Báez took part in a panel discussion in which he talked about the film, which deals with the origins and changes suffered for decades by the Lake Enriquillo and the consequences of climate change.

Among the upcoming screenings offered by the DREFF during environment week is The Wisdom to Survive, SlingShot, and Sand Wars.

About Year Round Environmental Film Screenings

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.

About the Dominican Republic Environmental Film Festival (DREFF)
Since its creation 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. 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.

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