Film: Chocolate Country
Director: Robin Blotnick
Produced by: Jill Higgins and Joe Blotnick
Editor:Robin Blotnick
Cinematographer:Carl Wooley
Running time: 31 minutes
Year: 2006
Country: Dominican Republic

Film Synopsis
In the isolated hill towns of the Dominican Republic, cacao farmers have been fighting a losing battle with the global economy for as long as anyone can remember. But in Loma Guaconejo, things are about to change. If the farmers here can win organic certification and market their product directly to the United States,they just might manage to turn the system on its head. But to pull it off will take the effort of an entire community.

Featuring a stirring soundtrack by local folk musicians, and an inside look at chocolate production from seed to pod to bean to powder, this thirty minute documentary won a Grand Jury Prize at the Seattle International Film Festival. | Read More >

July 8th, 6:30PM
School of Visual Arts’ Beatrice Theatre
333 West 23rd St
New York, NY


Book Name:
Dominican Encyclopedic
Dictionary of the Environment
This book is a publication by FUNGLODE and GFDD

Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo

Global Foundation for Democracyand Development

GFDD and FUNGLODE, through this publication, present an organized and systematized study of the environment and the natural resources of the Dominican Republic, in a single volume, and in a manner that is aesthetically pleasing, attractive and accessible to a wide range of readers, from students to professionals in the area.

The first online version (in Spanish only)
( of the Dominican Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Environment was published in 2009, and since then it continues providing the most comprehensive and up-to-date information on the country’s environment and on its natural resources.