APACOS: Interactive Project for the Public Good
As the Video Director for APACOS (Producers Association of Controlled Environment of the Sierra Region), it was my job to tell the story through motion. Myself and a team of 7 traveled to San Jose´ de las Matas, Dominican Republic in the beginning of 2017 to capture the beauty of the Sierra Region and help these local farmers collaborate to show the way they cultivate beautiful produce, and entice tourism in their area.
In 2010, a group of producers from the Sierra Region of the Dominican Republic recognized the need for collaboration. United by a deep appreciation for their homeland, the producers desired to contribute to the agricultural development of the country. They wanted to bring the products of their regions to external markets, but needed to establish a secure chain of production ensuring quality while remaining environmentally safe. What started as a discussion among colleagues eventually grew into the creation of the Producers Association of Controlled Environment of the Sierra Region, better known as APACOS.
Aiming to export products with safety, quality and efficiency, APACOS caters to the unique climactic conditions of the mountainous Sierra Region by utilizing environmentally safe agricultural techniques. Since its founding, the organization has grown to include members from four municipalities in the Sierra Region, and it continues to cultivate relationships with new producers. APACOS hopes that the beauty and uniqueness of their region’s culture will be shared with the world through the secure and efficient exportation of their products.
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