The Justin Louis Award
The trophy is a uniquely designed hand carved wooden trophy made by the Indigenous Mahmeri tribe of Carey Island in Selangor.
As the long boat carrying the fact-finding mission team travelled up the mighty Rejang river, the boat encountered complications and capsized. Justin lost his life in the strong rapids. He was only 30.
Justin Louis believed in the power of moving images in bringing about social awareness and meaningful change. His zest and passion for life was matched by his commitment to transform the lives of the marginalised and oppressed in society.