Between Islands: A Lifeline of survival
Original Title: Entre islas: hilo de supervivencia
Country of Origin: Dominican Republic
Year of completion: 2011
Duration: 20 min.
Format: HD/High Definition
Language: Spanish and English
Director: Máximo José Rodríguez
Writer/researcher: Enrique Pugibet Bobea
Producers: Rosa M. Bonetti de Santana, Lisette Fernández Brugal
Cinematography: Máximo José Rodríguez
Editor: Pedro Justiniano
Entre Islas: hilo de supervivencia, a descriptive documentary filmed along the Pedernales coast in the Dominican Republic's southern region, invites you to discover and follow the migrations of enormous fish (yellow-fin tuna, marlins, sail fish and dorados) and their impact on the daily lives of the subsistence artisanal marine fishermen in the Beata Islands, Alto Velo and on land in the Jaragua National Park.
The documentary calls for greater national awareness and for scientists and fishermen to put their heads together to bring a new focus to marine resources and help reverse the trends toward depletion, make changes in ocean management and rescue waters from overfishing, pollution and other human impacts.
The stunning images of the documentary show the fishing enclaves between the islands, where men and women dedicate their lives to subsistence artisanal fishing and also a glimpse into the difficult lives of compressor divers, whose arduous job requires them to make sacrifices and deal with serious health risks.
September 6th, 2013
Colegio Santa Rosa De Lima
Biography of Director Máximo José Rodríguez:
Dominican Máximo José Rodríguez is a renowned director, cinematographer and experienced publicity campaign director in his country. He has launched vital local and international publicity campaigns. He is founding director of the Dominican Republic's Memoria de Nación Foundation.
He has been honored with innumerable awards in his career, including, among others, Honorable Mention in Cannes Festival as cinematographer of Guagasi; Honorable Mention in short film category in the Paris Biennal for Lumiantena, and Honorable Mention in the first Video Clip St Tropez Festival in France for the short film Las pausas del silencio. He has also received numerous national awards and won several photography contests.
His many documentaries include Santo Domingo: Una Ciudad de Encantos; Ingenio Diego Caballero; Los Toros Ofrenda del Cristo de Bayaguana; Los Látigos del Sol; El San Antonio Negro de los Guillén; Descubre La Vega: Orgullo de mi tierra, and most recently, Cordillera Central Dominicana: Oásis del Caribe.
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This year’s 5 themes - oceans, biodiversity, green economy, sustainable agriculture and climate change,
will be covered in a selection of 30 films: