Denise Dragiewicz

Denise Dragiewicz

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Hoboken, New Jersey

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About Denise

DENISE DRAGIEWICZ is the president of Eyes of the World Films, Inc., a nonprofit 501c3 organization, aiming to protect our global ecosystems through education, media training, and global outreach campaigns. Denise is also a documentary film director. In 2013-2014, she documented environmental turmoil and community conservation in East Africa with the goal of showcasing these films at environmental film festivals. The first released, A BUTTERFLY SPACE, debuted at The Global Peace Film Festival in 2015. The second completed, NDZOU CAMP, which tells the story of a Mozambican community determined to protect their elephant population was the runner-up Yale e360 Video Contest 2015 winner and won Best Ethnographic Film at the Vaasa Wildlife Film Festival in Finland. Her hour-length educational documentary about conservation efforts in Madagascar, ANDASIBE, played at several international film festivals and is currently being distributed by Facts on File: Films for the Humanities and Sciences. Denise is the 2016 runner-up winner of the Yale e360 Video Contest for the short film CHOCOLATE IN THE JUNGLE: THE BATTLE TO SAVE A DISAPPEARING RAINFOREST, depicting the plight of Ecuadorian cacao farmers in the midst of massive deforestation in the Choco Rainforest. She won first place in the Yale e360 Video Contest 2017 for THE BURNING OF BORNEO’S PEAT SWAMP FOREST, a short documentary about the degradation of Indonesian forestland, specifically focused on the area surrounding Sabangau National Forest, home to the largest breading population of orangutans. Her current feature documentary project entitled SHINTA is about the efforts of a young female Dayak activist to bring global attention to the environmental catastrophe occurring on Indonesian Borneo, spurred on by excessive logging, mining, and palm oil plantations.

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