Jilo’s video honored in Fiji

Yale “Jilo” Kramer with his second place honors certificate.

Marshall Islands teenager Yale Jilo Kramer was called to honor last week in Fiji, winning second place in a regional climate action video contest. He was the youngest among a group of adult contestants.

The contest was sponsored by the European Union and five videos from different countries in the Pacific — including Jilo’s — made the shortlist of finalists. These were posted on the Pacific Take a Stand climate action video contest page on Facebook for viewers to offer likes and reactions to determine winners.Fifteen-year-old Jilo took second place in the contest, sparking an outpouring of congratulations on social media last week from friends and family. He was in Fiji for the awards ceremony last week.
Jilo’s grandfather Jerry Kramer was equally enthusiastic, praising Jilo’s action to produce the video, enter the contest, and come in second.

He is a freshman at Majuro Cooperative High School in Majuro.Daniel Kramer said his son has been really interested in the video work that he and the musicians around Six9Too Productions and Power 103.5FM have been doing over the past several years. “He handles cameras for the professional video crews we’ve brought in, and he’s always making little videos on his iPhone,” said Daniel.

Read more about this in the May 10, 2019 edition of the Marshall Islands Journal.