Dr. Guggenheim addresses The National Press Club

During a media event at the National Press Club in Washington, DC on March 10, 2015, Ocean Doctor president Dr. David E. Guggenheim (center) joins Flo Stone (left), founder of the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital and Stephanie Flack (right), the Festival’s Executive Director. Dr. Guggenheim announced the Cuba Festival at the media event. (Photo: Noel St. John)

Inspired by the success and impact of environmental film festivals around the world, including the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital, Ocean Doctor is proud to announce that, with a number of Cuban partners, it will be launching Cuba’s first environmental film festival in 2016. Anticipating new environmental pressures in a post-embargo world, Ocean Doctor is working with Cuba partners to assess development alternatives that are both environmentally and economically sustainable. A key component of this work is community engagement. An environmental film festival, which includes a traveling component, will help engage Cuban citizens, including those in remote communities, in the important environmental issues they face. The festival is also designed to engage Cuban filmmakers and encourage them to produce more environmental films.