This past December, one of our senior undergraduate students, Samphe Ballamingie, won the Extra Court Award at the Mobile Film Festival in Paris for her short film ACT NOW on CLIMATE CHANGE.

Samphe was invited by the YouTube Creators for Change & United Nations Climate Change Program to attend a Paris awards ceremony (with support from the Department of Sociology & Anthropology, Department of Geography & Environmental Studies, and Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences) for the Mobile Film Festival. This festival provided Samphe with a unique opportunity to meet filmmakers from around the world, united under a common cause to mitigate climate change. At the awards ceremony, her film was selected by L’Extra Court representatives to be added to their catalogue of French and international films broadcast alongside trailers in French cinemas.