Angelo Louw has used his media training and journalism background to bring awareness to the various issues — environmental, social and economic — that marginalise communities. In his role at Greenpeace, he focuses on shifting perceptions of the climate crisis to be more inclusive of the people and communities it affects most. More often than not, it is people of colour who bear the brunt of society’s ills, and Louw’s work goes a long way towards educating audiences of all backgrounds about this fact. His short film highlighting the economic exclusion of Kalk Bay fishermen uses storytelling to create a space for awareness and education. Louw says there is no separation between the personal and the professional, as every issue he tackles affects him directly. His goals are as much about justice and equality as they are about self-preservation.
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