7 GRAMS (Dominican Republic, 2015, 12 min.)
When a Hispaniolan Emerald, one of the world's smallest birds, builds its nest in a construction site, a rural community in the Dominican Republic faces tough decisions about conservation. Directed by Jonatán Vila and Hadzael Gómez.
VALUE OF LIFE (Dominican Republic, 2015, 22 min.)
The Dominican Republic contains a plenitude of natural resources, yet this abundance is rarely figured into projections of the country's development. How can ordinary people let alone big businesses quantify "natural capital"? The Value of Life argues for an economics that figures in the ecosystems that allow us to survive. Directed and produced by Natasha Despotovic and Alexandra Tabar. In Spanish with English subtitles.
RESERVA DE LA BIOSFERA (Dominican Republic, 2009, 45 min.)
Three radically different national parks within the Dominican Republic make up a UNESCO "Biosphere Reserve," a cornucopia of biodiversity where countless endemic species inhabit a wide variety of ecosystems. The Reserva de la Biosphera series spotlights each of these parks in individual fifteen-minute episodes: Jaragua, one of the Carribean's largest coastal protected areas, the iconic mountain landscape of the Sierra de Bahuroco, and the pristine salt lake of Enriquillo. Directed by Máximo José Rodríguez. In Spanish with English subtitles.
Presented with the Global Foundation for Democracy and Development
Panel Discussion follows screening.
FREE. Reservations required.
GALA Hispanic Theatre, 3333 14th St., NW (Metro: Columbia Heights)
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3333 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20010
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