Science Film Festival

IPST Education Award

Title: Full Proof – Salt

Director: Uif Putters
Produced by: NTR
Country: The Netherlands
Year: 2016
Running Time: 12:43 Minutes

Winner 2017: Full Proof – Salt

Joy is a 12-year-old Masai girl living near the Magadi lake in Kenya. This lake is very special. It’s a salt lake and once in a while, it runs dry. The salt that was in the water, stays on the bottom of the lake, where you can easily scrape it off. Joy investigates the special characteristics of salt. She makes a necklace with beautiful salt crystals, uses osmosis to preserve vegetables and explains why you can never drink the salty water from the lake, even if you are very thirsty. An outstanding example of a very successful science communication series that engages young learners by focusing on a series of fun experiments that use salt. The fact that this is filmed on location in Kenya adds interest and enhances learning about the world.