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Cacú: Un Cambio Por La Vida

Presented with the Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) and the Dominican Republic Environmental Film Festival (DREFF)

Preceded by the short film Aristolochias of Haiti

Five fishermen from Manresa, a poor neighborhood to the West of Santo Domingo, transitioned from sea turtle nest predators to conservationists of the species. Their 4-year transformative process was implemented by marine biologist Omar Shamir Reynoso, who developed a one-of-a-kind plan in the Dominican Republic that involves fishermen and communities alike in conservation efforts.


Q&A — Eladio Fernández (Filmmaker); Marvin del Cid (Filmmaker); Omar Shamir Reynoso (subject, CACU); Maria Victoria Abreu (DREFF)