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DREFF’s Year-Round Screening Program Showcased at Third Annual Geography Fair

DREFF’s Year-Round Screening Program Showcased at Third Annual Geography Fair

DREFF’s Year-Round Screening Program Showcased at Third Annual Geography Fair
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, 04/16/2014

As part of GFDD’s Year-Round Environmental Film Screenings program, the Dominican Republic Environmental Film Festival (DREFF) will join forces with Listin Diario’s Plan Lea in celebrating the Third Annual Geography Fair, to be held from April 23-24 in Santo Domingo. The Fair, which will take place at Sambil Mall, entitled “We are all explorers,” will provide opportunities for students, teachers and the general public to participate in screenings, seminars, and workshops. All activities, including DREFF’s Year-Round Screening Program, are aimed at raising awareness on the interconnectedness of geographic areas while promoting their exploration and conservation.

DREFF is organizing four screenings of 3 environment-based films; 1) The Mountain; 2) Planet Ocean; and 3) GFDD-produced short film entitled Educational Expedition to Pico Duarte;

La Montaña (The Mountain)
Docu-drama, directed by Tabaré Blanchard, the film depicts an extraordinary and inspirational story of human determination and achievement. In May 2011, a Caribbean expedition managed to make history by hoisting the Dominican flag at the summit of the world’s highest mountain: Mount Everest.  The impressive feat inspired three young boys, sons of fishermen from the small southern Dominican town of Nizao, to set out to conquer the highest peak of the island and the Caribbean Antilles: Pico Duarte. This is the story that unites the story of the Mountaineers with that of the young boys, who learn the importance of personal strength, teamwork, comradeship and discipline, in overcoming obstacles and achieving present and future goals.

Wednesday, April 23rd @ 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.:  La Montaña (The Mountain) FUNGLODE films / 2013/ 80 min
Repeated  on Thursday, April 24th@ 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Educational Expedition to Pico Duarte
The short film produced by GFDD’s Multimedia Department on the expedition, which was debuted in 2012 during the second edition of the Dominican Republic Environmental Film Festival. The film follows lucky students from three Dominican high-schools — Centro de Excelencia Media Profesora Cristina Billini Morales “Fe y Alegria”, Centro de Excelencia República de Colombia, and Centro Educativo República de Guatemala – had the opportunity to scale the Dominican Republic’s highest summit alongside Dominican professional mountaineer and seasoned Everest trekker, Karim Mella.

Thursday, April 24th @ 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.: Educational Expedition to Pico Duarte; GFDD-produced Short Film/2012/25mins

Planet Ocean
Planet Ocean is filmed by directors Yann Arthus-Bertrand and Michael Pitiot and their team, in partnership with OMEGA and the scientific support of Tara Expeditions. The documentary captures the extraordinary images of our remarkable oceans – the source of all life on our planet. Planet Ocean is a collaborative film that aims to explain some of the planet’s greatest natural mysteries and highlights the importance of living in harmony with our oceans.
Thursday, April 24th @ 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Planet Ocean; documentary/2012/90mins

> Full Program of the Geography Fair

GFDD’s Year-Round Environmental Film Screening Program
As part of its mission to reach more communities, institutions and individuals around the country, the DR Environmental Film Festival organizes year-round film screenings that bring interesting and important films to new and remote communities. By showing a diverse selection of quality movies on critical environmental issues and organizing discussions and workshops, the year-round film screenings program seeks to foster and inspire dialogue, raise awareness and promote sustainable practices.

Join us and take part in our commitment to protect the environment!

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