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A good movie is always a great option, but one that aims to teach and raise awareness is even better. This month WAO Chavón invites us to their outdoor cinema for the screening of “Isla de plástico” (Isle of Plastic) by the young and talented Dominican director, screenwriter, and producer, José María Cabral. 

The documentary is inspired by the wave of plastic that affected the coast of Santo Domingo in July 2018 and that became news on all the main media channels in the world. To film it, Nashla Bogaert (producer), David Maler (producer), and José María Cabral (director) toured a large part of the country to capture the negative effects of the accumulation of waste from this material.

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The film draws attention to the need for a change in consumption habits regarding plastic, which represents 580 million pounds each year in waste of this material in the Dominican Republic. It addresses the problem of solid waste management, specifically plastics, and its environmental impact in the Dominican Republic. A local look at a global problem, whose scenes will remain in the collective memory.

All are invited to the screening of “Isla de plástico” on Saturday, July 30th at 7:00 pm. It’s a great way to learn more about how you can help and at the same time support the Dominican Republic’s rising film industry.

* Featured image from José Maria Cabral’s Twitterpage.

Screening: “Isla de Plástico” by José María Cabral

When: Saturday, July 30th

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Where: WAO Chavón Innovation Hub by PBO, plaza next to the Cafeteria, (not next to the museum).