2021 STUDENT FILM AWARD WINNER – The growing global demand for palm oil has created devastating effects, including peatland fires across Indonesia. Stories of hardship are shared through the lens of local families living next to large scale palm oil plantations, while solutions are revealed from activists and industry experts on how individual action can result in a more sustainable industry. (Student Film – University of Waterloo – Waterloo, Ontario, Canada)
Filmmaker: Carter Kirilenko
Running Time: 24 mins
Carter Kirilenko, Filmmaker
An emerging Canadian director, Kirilenko focuses on creating documentary films which explore environmental issues in the context of human life. He has leveraged his formal education of environmental studies at the University of Waterloo to combine strategies for behavior change with storytelling to inspire and equip audiences to take action towards supporting more environmentally sustainable industries.