Cowspiracy, the revealing documentary feature film about the impact of animal farming on climate change and the environment has won the Silver Tree Audience Choice Award at the 2015 South African Eco Film Festival.
After every screening at the Festival, audience members were asked to give each of the films they had just watched a score between 1 (poor) and 5 (excellent). A total of 1224 votes were cast during the Festival.
As the film that received the highest average score, Cowspiracy receives the 2015 Silver Tree Audience Choice Award. The award is named after the beautiful indigenous Silver Tree (Leucadendron argenteum), a member of the protea family that grows only on a few spots on the slopes of Table Mountain, Devil’s Peak and Lion’s Head on South Africa’s Cape Peninsula.
Cowspiracy achieved an excellent score of 4.83 out of a maximum of 5. Close runners up were Just Eat It (4.66), Black Ice (4.61) and the South African short films Abalimi (4.59) and The Artist (4.54).