Liz Fish to receive David Suzuki Green Producer award at Banff

The South African investigative journalist is being honored for her social and environmental activism as seen through her documentaries.
June 7, 2011

The Banff World Media Festival will present this year’s David Suzuki Green Producer award to South African investigative journalist Liz Fish.

Fish began making socially conscious documentaries during apartheid in the 1980s, with her The Long Journey of Clement Zulu hailed as a landmark development in South African doc-making. She has shifted her work focus to environmental justice, producing work for magazine program Carte Blanche, as well as docs airing on African television and worldwide. She is also currently producing and directing promotional materials for Working on Fire, a South African NGO that helps to prevent and control wildfires by educating fire fighters.

The award, renamed this year in honor of the longtime environmentalist and Nature of Things host, “recognizes an individual whose extraordinary professional and/or personal achievements have raised public awareness and understanding of scientific and environmental issues through the use of visual media.”

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