GFDD Production “Value of Life,” in the Official Selection of Humboldt State University’s Annual Back to Nature Film FestivalApril 21, 2017
The recent production by Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD), the short film Value of Life, has been included in the Official Selection of the 4th Annual Back to Nature Film Festival that will take place April 29 at Humboldt State University in Arcata, California.
Value of Life, which was awarded the Best Documentary Jury Prize at the Bangalore Shorts Film Festival in India last
year, has been presented in various international film competitions, among them Blue Ocean Film Festival in St. Petersburg, Florida; DCEFF in Washington, D.C.; Festival de Cine Pobre de Gibara, Holguín (Cuba) and Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival (FLEFF) in New York.
Value of Life, produced by the GFDD team led by Natasha Despotovic, exposes the little value that historically has been placed on natural capital when
looking at growth equations and socioeconomic development. It is difficult for big business, and more so for ordinary people, to quantify the significance of natural resources and make the value of nature tangible in our daily lives. The new GFDD production responds to those questions: How much is the natural capital of the Dominican Republic worth? How do we put a price on the ecosystem the planet has given us and that allows us to survive?