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Biophilic Design: The Architecture of Life

Title (Spanish): Biophilic Design: The Architecture of Life
Title (English): Biophilic Design
Country of Origin: USA
Year of Completion: 2011
Duration: 60 minutes
Format: DVD
Language: English
Subtitles: Spanish

Thursday 09/06/2012 -- 7:00 PM Friday 09/07/2012 -- 11:00 AM

FUNGLODE Auditorium
Santo Domingo

Biblioteca Nazario Rize-Badia Llabaly
San Francisco de Macorís

II Muestra de Cine Medioambiental Dominicana, 5-9 de Septiembre 2012

Film SynopsisBiophilic Design is an innovative way of designing the places where we live, work, and learn. We need nature in a deep and fundamental fashion, but we have often designed our cities and suburbs in ways that both degrade the environment and alienate us from nature. The recent trend in green architecture has decreased the environmental impact of the built environment, but it has accomplished little in the way of reconnecting us to the natural world, the missing piece in the puzzle of sustainable development. Come on a journey from our evolutionary past and the origins of architecture to the world’s most celebrated buildings in a search of the architecture of life. Together, we will encounter buildings that connect people and nature - hospitals where patients heal faster, schools where children’s test scores are higher, offices where workers are more productive, and communities where people know more of their neighbors and families thrive. Biophilic Design points the way toward creating healthy and productive habitats for modern humans.

Film Credits:

Director, Producer and Cinematographer:
Bill Finnegan
Executive producer: Stephen Keller
Written by: Stephen Keller and Bill Finnegan

Director's Biography:

Bill Finnegan is a founding partner of Tamarack Media, a multimedia production company that specializes in telling stories about the relationship between people and nature and harnessing the power of new media to educate and advocate. Through Tamarack, Bill has produced award-winning films for television, film festivals, and the web, including Building Community with Greenspace, Restoring America's Serengeti, and Wetlands & Wonder. Bill created and coordinated EnvironMentors Investigators and DREAM Environmental Productions, two environmentally themed youth video projects. Bill also served as Associate Producer and Additional Editor on The Axe in the Attic, a feature documentary on the Hurricane Katrina Diaspora that premiered at the 2007 New York Film Festival.

In 2006, Bill received the Journey of a Lifetime grant from the Royal Geographical Society to produce a radio documentary on Cairo's garbage collectors and recyclers (the Zabbaleen) that was broadcast on BBC Radio 4. Bill received a 2007 New Voices award from J-Lab: The Institute for Interactive Journalism and a 2010 TogetherGreen Fellowship from National Audubon Society and Toyota.

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