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Yasuni: A Wild Idea

Title (Spanish): Yasuni: Una idea audaz
Title (English): Yasuni: A Wild Idea
Country of Origin: Ecuador
Year of Completion: 2011
Duration: 26 minutes
Format: DVD
Language: Spanish
Subtitles: English

Wednesday 09/05/2012 -- 4:00 PM Friday 09/07/2012 -- 9:30 AM

Universidad Nacional Pedro Henríquez Ureña (UNPHU)
Santo Domingo

Biblioteca Nazario Rize-Badia Llabaly
San Francisco de Macorís

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

Film SynopsisA Wild Idea is an award-winning documentary about the Yasuni-ITT Initiative, Ecuador's unprecedented proposal for fighting global climate change. In exchange for payments from the world community, the country will leave its largest oil reserves untouched. If the proposal is accepted, it will conserve the Amazon’s biodiversity, protect the rights of indigenous people and avoid the emission of millions of tons of CO2 into the atmosphere.

A Wild Idea is a thought-provoking film that explores the complexity of oil development within a fragile ecosystem, its local and global implications, and its effects on the planet as a whole.

Film Credits:

Director and Producer: Verónica Moscoso

Director's Biography:

Verónica Moscoso Cordero, also known as Vero, is an award winning producer, journalist and published author. Verónica, has vast experience in print journalism, video production, radio production, multimedia, photography, documentary, advertising and fiction writing. She thinks of herself as a storyteller who enjoys creating both fiction and non-fiction stories through different media outlets.

Verónica, was born and grew up in Ecuador. In her mid-twenties she traveled and lived in the Middle East and South East Asia. She is settled now in Richmond, California. A Wild Idea is her most recent production.

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