January - February, 2020
Dominicans You Should Know - Ricardo Ureña
Dominicans You Should Know
Ricardo Ureña

Just a Few Days Left Until the Dominican Night at the Environmental Film Festival in Washington, D.C.

GFDD and its Dominican Republic Environmental Film Festival (DREFF) will once again host a Dominican Night as part of the Environmental Film Festival on the Nation’s Capital (DCEFF). DCEFF, now in its 28th edition, will be held March 12-22, 2020. The event, titled “Protecting the Caribbean Ecosystem” consists on the screening of two Dominican environmental films followed by Q&A with filmmakers and special guests.

Chasing the Snot of the Whales of Samaná, a short by Marvin del Cid, and Isla de Plástico (Plastic Island), a documentary by José María Cabral

March 18, 2020, at 7 p.m.
E Street Cinema, Washington, DC 20006.
Free Event.
RSVP: www.eventbrite.com
More information: mabreu@dreff.orghttps://dceff.org/


Save the Date! Good Times and Fundraising at the 15th GFDD Golf Tournament in Miami, FL

Come and joy us in this exciting event, it is not only a fundraising but a cause that makes you feel connected and part of a transformation through GFDD’s projects and programs.

When: Monday, March 30th, 2020
Where: Deering Bay Country Club, 13610 Deering Bay Dr, Miami, FL 33158
More information: golf@gfddflorida.org / 305-809-6606 / www.gfddgolf.org




InteRDom Program - Applications Open

InteRDom Program - Applications OpenWe are now accepting applications for our Fall program 2019 to complete internships in the Dominican Republic. Don’t miss the opportunity to gain international experience while you explore the first city of the new world.

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Fellows Program - Applications Open

Fellows Program – Applications OpenWe are now accepting applications for 2019! Master’s and PhD level candidates to conduct high-level research in the Dominican Republic on issues related to the country’s attainment of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

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GFDD Joins DC-MOLA in Promoting Dominican Culture at Fiesta DC

GFDD Joins DC-MOLA in Promoting Dominican Culture at Fiesta DC

Dominican Republic is the invited country of honor of the 2020 Fiesta DC event, an annual event hosted by the DC Mayor’s Office on Latino Affairs (MOLA), to be held this year on September. Throughout the year many celebrations will take place to promote the Dominican culture and heritage in Washington, DC, and Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) is part of these efforts.

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March 12
to April 2

DREFF and Cinema Boreal to Host Free Environmental Screenings Series, “Nuestra Tierra” in Santo Domingo, DR

DREFF and Cinema Boreal, with the generous collaboration of GreEnergy Dominicana, Zenit Capital, and other special sponsors, will be hosting a free series of environmental screenings titled “Nuestra Tierra” (Our Earth). Each Thursday between March 12th and April 2nd, 2020, Dominicans will be able to enjoy several beautiful and interesting documentaries on environmental topics.

When: Each Thursday, from March 12 to April 2nd, 2020. 7pm.
Where: Cinema Boreal, Zona Colonial, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Free Event!
More info: mabreu@dreff.org


GFDD/DREFF to Host Special Panel Discussion: “Plastic and Environmental Filmmaking: Where Are We After a Decade of Documenting?” in Washington, D.C.

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Maggie Burnette Stogner, Executive Director, Center for Environmental Filmmaking, American University (AU)
  • Jake Kheel, Vicepresident of Puntacana Group Foundation; President of EcoRED; and environmental filmmaker.
  • Marvin del Cid, Dominican-Guatemalan Photojournalist and Environmental Filmmaker
  • Jason Donofrio, External Relations Officer, The Ocean Foundation
  • Sarah Ingersoll, Advisor, Plastic Pollution Coalition

When: Tuesday, March 17th, 2020.
Time: 11am-1pm
Where: GFDD-DC office, 1629 K Street NW, Suite 1100. Washington DC. 20006.
Free event.

Please register at: https://plastic-and-environmental-filmmaking.eventbrite.com
More info: mabreu@dreff.org


Dominican Film "Flor de Azúcar" To Be Screened in Connecticut

As part of GFDD’s initiative ‘Dominican Film Showcase’ and in collaboration with New Opportunities, Inc, the film “Flor de Azúcar”, by the late Dominican filmmaker Fernando Báez Mella, will be screened at the Connecticut Academy for the Arts. This screening is free.

When: March 27th, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.
Where: Connecticut Academy for the Arts (CAFTA).
100 Prospect Street, Torrington, CT 06790
RSVPmlgonzalez@newoppinc.org / kenia@globalfoundationdd.org


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