Environmental Education with GFDD at Chica Abuela Summer CampJuly 13, 2017
GFDD/Funglode screened two animated short films, PETer Plástico and The Change and stressed the importance of Dominican environmental film during the 2017 Chica Abuela Summer Camp. The camp has been held annually for more than 10 years, and this year received support from the National Authority of Maritime Affairs (ANAMAR) to include environmental issues in its agenda. The day’s activity under which the screenings took place, titled “Learning
About the Environment,” was part of ANAMAR’s broad initiative to investigate, conserve, and leverage living and nonliving marine resources.
The films discuss the management of plastic waste and sustainable living with the environment, and were enjoyed by the camp’s student participants.
The film shorts were presented by Reydi Moreta, Social Networking and Promotion Coordinator at GFDD/Funglode, who gave the
opening remarks and spoke of environmental initiatives which the organizations aim to impact through both their activities as well as those of their joint initiative – the Dominican Republic Environmental Film Festival (DREFF) and its year-round environmental film screenings. The stage was also shared with important members of the community and ANAMAR staff, who led a discussion about the oceans and sea mammals.
Since its creation in 2011, the Dominican Republic Environmental Film Festival (DREFF) – an initiative of GFDD/Funglode – 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,
numerous panels, workshops, seminars, and community activities, 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. DREFF implements programs that operate throughout the year and work with diverse communities year-round throughout the Dominican Republic.
About Year-Round Environmental Film
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.