Read the “storty” about the 2023 Tortys at HLS Today, here.

The event has since grown into one of the semester’s leading social events. In addition to showcasing creative film presentations, a number of students also displayed their talents, ranging from a singing performance to a piano duo.

Each year since 2017, students in Hanson’s Section Six have committed to working in teams to produce short films centered around a particular case or issue concerning torts. This year’s submissions included films about the recently-revealed connection between Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder and cancer (which took home the “Grand Torty,” the evening’s highest honor), and the freight train derailment in Palestine, Ohio, and the “controlled burn” of chemicals that followed. Others touched on everything from TikTok to the cultural narratives surrounding the sensational Depp v. Heard trial that took place earlier this year.

Here is a playlist of this year’s winners, along with several from years past: