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  • GFDD Hosts Meet & Greet with Dominican Artisans in Washington, D.C.

    May 9, 2019

    Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) hosted a meet and greet with a group of Dominican artisans visiting Washington, D.C. The group, which includes members of the Federación Dominicana de Artesanos, came to the U.S. capital to participate in the “Around the World Embassy Tour” (PassportDC) and an Arts & Crafts Bazaar also organized by GFDD with the  Dominican Embassy in D.C.

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  • Sargassum: Both an Environmental Economic Opportunity and a Challenge

    March 19, 2019

    In the context of a continuous collaboration with the Environmental Film Festival at the Nation’s Capital (DCEFF), GFDD, together with its Dominican Republic Environmental Film Festival (DREFF) hosted a panel discussion titled “Sargassum: An Environmental Threat?” at its Washington, DC offices. The initiative was part of the 2019 official program of DCEFF.

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  • GFDD/DREFF Bring Glimpses from Latin America to Washington, DC

    March 18, 2019

    Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) and its Dominican Republic Environmental Film Festival (DREFF), in partnership with the Environmental Film Festival on the Nation’s Capital (DCEFF), presented a short film program entitled “Glimpses from Latin America: Sustainability Challenges Affecting Daily Lives”. The program, followed by a panel discussion with special guests, took place on March 17th and included 3 short films from 3 different countries sharing one reality.

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  • DREFF Convenes GFN Members and Friends in Washington, DC

    March 15, 2019

    The Dominican Republic Environmental Film Festival (DREFF), a Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) initiative, convened members of the Green Film Network (GFN) and other environmental filmmakers from around the world at a casual gathering in its Washington, DC office.

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  • DREFF will be Present at the 1st International Forum of Environmental Film Festivals in Seia, Portugal

    October 9, 2018

    Alongside 35 other festival directors from across the globe, Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) Executive Director and Dominican Republic Environmental Film Festival (DREFF) Director Natasha Despotovic will be present at the 1st International Forum of Environmental Film Festivals in Seia, Portugal next week, from October 13th to 15th. Despotovic will join the other festival directors in discussion and promotion of the environment through film. Areas for collaboration and the sustainability of film festivals to promote social change will be debated in panel-style conversations.

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  • DREFF: Special Guest at the First International Forum of Environmental Film Festivals in Seia, Portugal

    September 17, 2018

    CineEco, in collaboration with the Green Film Network (GFN), will organize the 1st International Forum of Environmental Film Festivals in Seia, Portugal, next October. The event, supported by the Portuguese Tourism Center, will take place during the 24th edition of the CineEco festival, October 13th to 15th. Natasha Despotovic, Dominican Republic Environmental Film Festival (DREFF)’s Director, has been invited to attend as a special guest, together with representatives of the most relevant environmental festivals around the world. 

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  • New Habits to Control Plastic Consumption

    August 13, 2018

    Last Saturday, August 11th, the Dominican Republic Environmental Film Festival (DREFF) – an initiative of Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD), and the National Museum of Natural History “Prof. Eugenio de Jesús Marcano” (MNHN for its Spanish initials), joint efforts to screen the documentary “Bag It!”. The screening’s main purpose was a call to action to stop or at least significantly reduce the use of plastics in the country and promote new habits in the population.

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  • DREFF Joins BIJRD at FICI 2018 with Screenings of “The Boy and the World”

    July 31, 2018

    As part of the collaboration with the XIII Festival Internacional de Cine Infantil (FICI – Children’s International Film Festival), held annually in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, GFDD and its DR Environmental Film Festival (DREFF) screened the animated film “The Boy and the World” twice. The first screening was held on Sunday, July 29 at 4:00 p.m at Sambil, and the second one was on Monday, July 30 at 4:00 p.m. at Agora Mall. Hundreds of children and adults enjoyed the Oscar nominee film that was part of the 2016 DREFF’s official selection.

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