IMEL Environmental Law Film Festival (2014)
Since our debut Film Festival in 2012 was such a huge success and thanks to continued Faculty participation and support, IMEL hosted the event for the third year in a row. Students in the Natural Resources Law and Pollution Law LLM courses produce a short film of 7-10 minutes on a topic of their choice, as part of their practical course work. The topic of the film must link to one of the themes covered in the above courses. The Environmental Law Film Festival and awards ceremony took place on 18 September 2014 at 5h30pm in the Law Faculty. You can download a copy of the Programme here. The film Festival showcased all the films, with the following receiving awards:
- Best Film - A Hidden Danger (Sub-surface contamination resulting from underground fuel storage tanks poses a risk to soil and water resources. The students go "underground" in this film to see what a tank looks like, and talk to a range of experts about the impacts of leaking tanks.) & Don’t be a Jackass: Save the Penguins (The film considers the success of marine protected areas in protecting endangered species at Boulders Beach in Simons Town and the value of the Biodiversity Management Plan for the African Penguin populations.)
- Best Translation of Law into Film - To Mine or Not to Mine (The film considers whether phosphate mining on the West Coast will ensure benefits for both current and future generations.)
- Best Cinematography - What's in a Wine? (The film considers the value of voluntary initiatives, such as the Biodiversity and Wine Initiative, towards achieving regulatory compliance).
You can view the films here.