- Jaragua National Park / 10.39 min.
- Sierra de Bahoruco National Park / 14.33 min.
- Lago Enriquillo National Park and Cabritos Island / 14.29 min.
Reserva de la Biosfera: Jaragua, Bahoruco y Enriquillo
Original Title: Reserva de la Biosfera: Jaragua, Bahoruco y Enriquillo
Country of Origin: Dominican Republic
Year of completion: 2009
Duration: 39 min.
Format: HD/High Definition
Director: Máximo José Rodríguez
Writer/researcher: Carlos Suriel
Executive producers: Rosa Bonetti de Santana, Lisette Fernández Brugal
Director of photography: Máximo José Rodríguez.
Editor: Pedro Justiniano
“Trilogía de Símbolos Naturales de la Patria Dominicana” [Trilogy of Natural Symbols of the Dominican Homeland] is a set of three documentaries on the central zones of the Biosphere Reserve: Jaragua, Bahoruco and Enriquillo.
The Jaragua National Park, a harmonious concentration of beauty and biodiversity; the Sierra de Bahoruco National Park, a natural symbol of the Dominican homeland; Lake Enriquillo and Cabritos Island all form a unique landscape of Dominican geography.
The Jaragua-Bahoruco-Enriquillo Biosphere Reserve was declared on November 6, 2002 by the United Nations Organization for Education, Science and Culture (UNESCO). This declaration constitutes a full recognition at a time when preservation and sustainable use of the numerous natural and cultural resources of these territories is regarded as a serious commitment on the part of all Dominicans.
Our Biosphere Reserve is comprised of a total surface area of 5,770 square kilometers, including singular landscapes of extraordinary beauty, an impressive biodiversity comprised of the most diverse coastal, marine and land ecosystems, and high regional endemism of flora and fauna as well as genetic resources of inestimable value.
Using an artistic combination of unique images and clear technical and concise information, these three documentaries take viewers through Jaragua, Bahoruco and Enriquillo National Parks and Cabritos Island, providing a fresh, delightful and up-close look at these much appreciated treasures of the national system of protected areas.
Jaragua National Park: a marvelous concentration of beauty and biodiversity, this documentary presents the special geomorphology of this park including aboriginal caves, beaches of the southeastern coast, especially Bahía de las Águilas, as well as Oviedo Laguna and the varied flora grouped into 12 different endemic flora and fauna.
Sierra de Bahoruco National Park: a natural symbol of the Dominican homeland, this film shows the extraordinary variety of ecosystems and environments which, much like a surrealist painting, are combined in this peculiar sierra - the Hoyo de Pelempito, Loma del Toro, Zapotén and the characteristic elevated regional endemism that refreshingly unfold in this documentary.
Lake Enriquillo National Park and Cabritos Island: a unique spectacle of highly salinized and below sea level waters, inland islands, the American crocodile population and rich birdlife are on display in Lake Enriquillo and Cabritos Island, an unsurpassed Dominican landscape.
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Centro Cultural Narciso González
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September 5th, 2013
Biblioteca Infantil y Juvenil República Dominicana
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.
- A Thirsty World
- Dr. Seuss' The Lorax
- Keep on Rolling: The Dream of the Automobile
- Minds in the Water
- Money and Life – A Story about Money That Will Change your Life
- Mother: Caring for 7 Billion
- Otter 501
- Pad Yatra: A Green Odyssey
- Planet Ocean
- Sacred Science
- Uranium Drive In
- Voices of Transition
- A Sea Turtle Story
- Hanging Around
- The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom
- The Windmill Farmer
- What Would Darwin Think?
Man vs. Nature in the Galapagos
This year’s 5 themes - oceans, biodiversity, green economy, sustainable agriculture and climate change,
will be covered in a selection of 30 films: