DREFF Celebrates World Anthropology Day with the Science Academy of the Dominican Republic!

February 17, 2017

February 16 is the World Anthropology Day and DREFF celebrated it with the screening of The Anthropologist in Santo Domingo. The event was co-hosted by the Science Academy of the Dominican Republic. The screening took place within the framework of DREFF’s program Year-Round Environmental Film Screenings Program, which seeks to foster and inspire dialogue, raise awareness and promote sustainable practices by showing a diverse selection of quality movies on critical
environmental and sustainable development issues and organizing discussions and workshops.

The welcoming words were delivered by Eluterio Martínez, Vice-President of the Academy, and a panel moderated by Maria Victoria Abreu, DREFF’s Programming Director, followed the screening of the film. The panel comprised local experts, and members and authorities of the Science Academy of the Dominican Republic, such as Martínez; Adolfo López, member of the Social Sciences
Commission of the Academy; Carlos Andújar, member of the Natural Sciences and Environment Commission; and José Guerrero, coordinator of the Social Sciences Commission.

At the core of The Anthropologist are the parallel stories of two women: Margaret Mead, who popularized cultural anthropology around the world; and Susie Crate, an environmental anthropologist currently studying the impact of climate change. Uniquely revealed from their daughters’ perspectives, Mead and Crate
demonstrate a fascination with how societies are forced to negotiate the disruption of their traditional ways of life, whether through encounters with the outside world or the unprecedented change wrought by melting permafrost, receding glaciers, and rising tides. Learn more about the film here

Learn more about Academia de Ciencias de la República Dominicana: www.academiadecienciasrd.org

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