The fourth installment of the Dominican Republic Environmental Film Festival is now back in session, and it will screen films in 11 cities all over the Quisqueya.
The film festival first opened its doors in 2011, with a total of 2,000 moviegoers. Last year, that number more than doubled with a population of 10,000, confirmed festival director Natasha Despotovic, according to Fox News Latino. “For us, it’s very important to use film as an educational medium to raise awareness and promote better public policies, and greater social action and behavior by the private sector. The change can be seen at many levels,” said Despotovic.
In addition to all the films being screened, one titled The True Coast explores the textile industry’s effect on the environment. Films from all over the world will be presented, including from The United States, Argentina, Mexico, Iran, Japan, South Korea, France and The Czech Republic, among others.
The Green Film Network (GFN) is responsible for bringing together 30 environmental film festivals from all over the globe; there will be a prize awarded by the organization at the festival this year. The festival’s main mission is to make the public aware of the world’s environmental issues. It will run through Sept. 18.