Age Group: 19+

Never ending sunset- Light Pollution

submitted by Mcast Art & Design, Mosta : Luke Zerafa  for Age Group: 19+
campaign: YRE Entry
dissemination(s): newspaper,school magazine,website,school media
filed under Photos Reporting photo

Dangers of Light Pollution: Nature: animals confuse artificial lighting for moon and disrupt their natural cycles Human: Circadian Rhythms- Controlled by ‘Ganglion cells’ found inside the eye, controlling the sleep/ wake/ eat cycle + Behavioural functions + pupillary light reflex (dilation of the pupil)- how much light enters the eye and how much we perceive. Ganglion cells have a peak absorption rate of around 480 nM wavelength (blue light) In short: Wrong colour temperature bluish light pollution has greater effect on our sleep/ wake/ eat cycles (circadian) + Behaviour functions Installing too powerful lighting instead of finding the proper low wattage to produce an adequate amount of luminosity results in light pollution from the reflected surface just under the light source. Waste of electricity to light unused spaces.



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A Short on Sustainable Fashion

submitted by MCAST Institute of Creative Arts : Roberta Micallef  for Age Group: 19+
campaign: YRE Entry
dissemination(s): website
filed under Articles

An article about the pertinent Sustainable and Ethical Fashion issue, concerning the consumption and production of fast fashion and its effect on the environment and society. Focusing on a local level, to make awareness more palpable and relatable.



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Love Thy Mother.

submitted by Institute for the Creative Arts : Joelle,Dimech  for Age Group: 19+
campaign: YRE Entry
dissemination(s): school media
filed under Campaigning photo Photos

​I chose waste disposal as my theme for my assignment because I am a environmentalist and I have always wanted not only to keep the environment clean but also to show people how I can shed light on this problem by using photography. My work is to show people how waste disposal is hurting not only us but also the world we live in. By myself using my own mother to symbolize mother nature while a person throws waste onto her will give the viewer a strong feel of human nature over shadowing nature.



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Obstructions

submitted by MCAST Institute for the Creative Arts : Andrew Portelli Hale  for Age Group: 19+
campaign: YRE Entry
dissemination(s): other, Social Media Post
filed under Reporting video Video Clips

The short film is about how the overdevelopment in Malta affects the daily routine of a young man. The amount of noise disrupts his daily life whether it be eating with his family, getting ready for the day ahead or just doing an errand. The problem of overdevelopment is so bad that it causes him stress and panic as he lies awake at night only to hear the sounds of construction echoing in his mind making him numb to his surroundings. He decides to get away from this craziness and chaos in the city and goes to the countryside where he finds peace and quiet. For a while, he has found a safe haven, until a construction crew worker comes and gives him a paper which lets him know that the property will be built on and that he must leave.    



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Waste bin story

submitted by University of Malta : Denise Brignani, Federica Scinetti  for Age Group: 19+
campaign: YRE Entry
dissemination(s): website
filed under Campaigning video Video Clips

Waste bin story We are two Erasmus student of the University of Malta. We created this video to promote the zero-waste lifestyle. By using a waste bin as the focus of the video, we showed how Malta’s waste crisis could be eased by ditching single-use products.          



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Traces of Him

submitted by MCAST : Alexandre  for Age Group: 19+
dissemination(s): school media
filed under Video Clips

did this project about Social Issue with others students, because it is a problem the influence a considerable numbers of the individuals within a society. This project is about a Person life social issue. A younger photographer who hasn’t been so close to her father, until he passed away and she start to realize that, she had a good time together with her father, sharing a bowl of ice cream, movies, playing etc… Perhaps she shouldn’t wait so long to tell her father I am sorry or how much she loved him. Now he’s gone and there’s nothing that she can do to chance it, but she can let others knows that it can happen to anyone.



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Ġgantija temples and their preservation

submitted by MCAST Institute for creative arts : Christopher  for Age Group: 19+
dissemination(s): other, Youtube video
filed under Video Clips

Ġgantija is a Gozitan marvel and is a shame when someone vandalises and abuses such magnificence. As a concept it gathers what is done to preserve and protect these temples as well as what procedures are taken when vandalism is the guest. This also highlights the beauty and the appreciation people have for this ancient temple. The video questions how, why, when and what is done to assure that these temples does not suffer from any ‘graffiti’ or personal signature from ‘culprits’. In this video, a brief knowledgeable and visual story is given to audience to immerse for the first time or relish for the second time watching this beautiful phenomenon created by our ancestors. Last but not least this video shows how up to date is the welcome centre and that finally Ġgantija is given the appreciation it deserves. Enjoy!  



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Shark Conservation in Malta

submitted by MCAST : Karl Azzopardi  for Age Group: 19+
dissemination(s): school media, tv, website
filed under Video Clips

Sharks have always suffered from an unnecessary stigma induced by Hollywood. This project aims to bring conservation projects and people closer together. I interview Martina Brancato, who is the aquarium’s Science and Education officer and she explained to me how the Malta National Aquarium and SharkLab and collaborating on a conservation project on Nursehound and Spotted Cat sharks. This is a volunteer driven project and relies on the commitment of those that work effortlessly to see the shark populations increase. Martina then goes on to explain how SharkLab is an international project whose efforts are spread worldwide on may species of shark.



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Solar Power?

submitted by Malta College of Arts Science and Technology : Nina Karniej  for Age Group: 19+
dissemination(s): other, Social Media
filed under Video Clips

For a centuries sun was described as a god. Nowdays the energy it creates can be captured and used in our everyday life. Malta has over 300 sunny days per year, is the power of the sun the future main energy source for the island? What if this future is happening now? Maltese people already introduced the process of being first green island in Europe with starting the sequence of events like Research, Partnership and Education schemes.



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#InsalvawFortiRicasoli

submitted by MCAST ICA : Liam Carter  for Age Group: 19+
dissemination(s): radio, school media, tv, website
filed under Video Clips

Il-Forti Ricasoli, l-akbar fortifikazzjoni ġo Malta jinsab f’sitwazzjoni perikoluża. Tant hu hekk li jekk kollox jibqa’ mixi bl-istess rata dan il-forti jista’ jispiċċa biss eku tal-passat. Ħejejt dan dan il-proġett awdjo-viżiv bl-għan li l-awtoritajiet ikkonċernati flimkien mal-poplu Malii jsir konxju tas-sitwazzjoni li din il-ġahwra storika tinsab fih. Produzzjoni u kitba ta’ Liam Carter



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