Santa Clara Law Environmental Film Festival

We had a terrific environmental film festival today at Santa Clara Law.  The environmental documentary short films were created by students in my international environmental law course as an exercise in the use of multi-media story-telling and narratives as a tool of persuasion and advocacy.  I think the films thoroughly succeeded.  The line-up of films:

  1.  “Climate Refugees: A Global Issue,” Cynthia Anaya, Gina Santoni, Mahi Mangrio
  2. “How Cars Shape Our Lives,” Pepita Fallmann & Michael Lins
  3. “The Green New Deal,” Jordan Nunes
  4. “Lebanon is Drowning in its Own Waste,” Elsa Hajjar
  5. “Hong Kong, World of Contrasts,” Linnea Doan
  6. “Global Food Waste,” Cynthia Yuan & Kaushik Nagaraj
  7. “Swimming in a Sea of Plastic,” Daniel Tayakin & Jacqueline Ackerman

[I will add links to the student films as they are uploaded and become available.]

The Best Picture and Runner-up Awards were determined by a blue-ribbon jury, made up of Professors Ellen Kreitzberg, Ken Manaster, Cookie Ridolfi, and David Sloss.  The audience voted on the Audience Choice Award.

And the winners were (drum roll . . . ):

Best Picture: “Climate Refugees: A Global Issue,” Cynthia Anaya, Gina Santoni, Mahi Mangrio

Runner-up: “Global Food Waste,” Cynthia Yuan & Kaushik Nagaraj

Audience Choice: “Lebanon is Drowning in its Own Waste,” Elsa Hajjar

BestPicture (3)

(From left:  Gina Santoni, Professor Kreitzberg, Mahi Mangrio, Cynthia Anaya, Professor Ridolfi)

Runnerup (3)

(From left:  Prof. Kreitzberg, Cynthia Yuan, Prof. Ridolfi, Kaushik Nagaraj)

 

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