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May.04.2022

Cyclists and Safe Streets Activists are the Heroes in The Redford Center's Latest Short Film

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Community Power New Jersey: Our Streets, directed by Trenton-based filmmaker Adam Nawrot and produced by Sonia Szczesna, illustrates how the community of Trenton channeled their collective power to advocate for everyone's right to safe and accessible streets, clean transportation, and community resources. In a historically segregated city with streets built primarily for single-occupancy vehicles, these cyclists and activists are confronting the unjust environmental and economic effects of redlining and the city's car-centric infrastructure by expanding the equitable access to safe and clean transportation resources across different parts of the city. READ MORE HERE
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Apr.22.2022

Announcing the winners of the 2022 Redford Center Stories Youth Filmmaking Challenge

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Congratulations to all of our 2022 Redford Center Stories Challenge participants and winners! From calls to action around protecting our oceans and wildlife to proposed solutions on deforestation and recycling, get inspired and take a look into the bold and hopeful future of environmental justice illustrated by these young and proud storytellers and activists. READ MORE HERE

Mar.30.2022

New Redford Center Short Film Celebrates Bipartisan Victories for the Nation’s First Fully Electric Bus Rapid Transit System

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Community Power Indiana: Beyond the Line, directed by Indianapolis-based filmmaker Sam Mirpoorian, illuminates how a fully bi-partisan effort created the first, and one of the largest, fully electric bus rapid transit (BRT) systems in the nation; bringing with it faster, more efficient transit, significant infrastructure upgrades, jobs, community benefits, and cleaner air. IndyGo—the Indianapolis Public Transportation Corporation—is home to 43 electric buses that provide a safe, reliable, and economically accessible commute alternative. READ MORE HERE
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Mar.24.2022

The Redford Center Seeks Environmental Impact Documentaries to Accelerate Culture Shift & Expand Climate Solutions

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San Francisco, CA (March 24, 2022) — Today, The Redford Center launched the fourth cycle of its bi-annual environmental impact documentary grants program. The Redford Center Grants program supports environmental filmmakers and frontline stories that drive solutions for people and the planet, providing pathways for audiences to engage in addressing the environmental and climate crisis. READ MORE HERE

Feb.28.2022

Notable Environmental Leaders join The Redford Center's Annual Youth Filmmaking Challenge

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Today, The Redford Center launched its third annual global Redford Center Stories Youth Filmmaking Challenge that celebrates students as the future of the environmental justice movement. 2022 Filmmaking Challenge Judges include Robert Redford, Actor, Activist, and Co-Founder of The Redford Center; Coyote Peterson, YouTube Personality and Host of Animal Planet’s Brave the Wild; José G González, Founder of Latino Outdoors and Co-Founder #CAParksNow; and more. READ MORE HERE
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Dec.09.2021

New Redford Center Film Shows Victories For Environmental Justice Led By Nevada Community Activists

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Today, The Redford Center, in collaboration with the League of Conservation Voters (LCV), and Chispa released the second film in a new series of short films showcasing unity and community power in a collective call for civic engagement around clean transportation to build a safer, more just future for all. The new film, 'Community Power Nevada: Unidxs En Acción (United In Action),' tells the story of how Southern Nevada’s Latinx community is advocating for clean transportation as a key solution in their state to improving air quality and public health outcomes. READ MORE HERE
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Nov.16.2021

IF/Then Shorts & The Redford Center Announce Winners of Nature Access Short Film Pitch at DOC NYC Festival

New York, NY (November 16, 2021) —Tonight, The Redford Center and IF/Then Shorts, announced Between Earth and Sky as the winner of the inaugural IF/Then x The Redford Center Nature Access Pitch event at DOC NYC Festival, celebrating stories that spotlight the benefits of time spent outdoors.  READ MORE HERE
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Nov.08.2021

Bloomberg Green Launches Documentary Contest For Short Films Addressing Climate Change

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Bloomberg Green, the multi-platform news brand dedicated to reporting on the business, science, and technology of climate change, launched the first annual “Bloomberg Green Docs” documentary competition for short films addressing the urgency of climate change. The announcement was made today during the Bloomberg Green at COP26 event in Glasgow. The 2022 jurors include Jill Tidman, Executive Director, The Redford Center; Ed Begley, Jr., Golden Globe, and seven-time Emmy-nominated Actor; Oliver English, Filmmaker, Chef and Food Advocate, Common Table Creative; John Fraher, Senior Executive Editor, Bloomberg; Deanna A. Hence, Atmospheric Scientist; Sam Heughan, Actor; Eva Orner, Filmmaker; and Aaron Rutkoff, Executive Editor, Bloomberg Green. READ MORE HERE
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Oct.22.2021

The Redford Center Launches Third Year of Youth Environmental Justice Initiative

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The Redford Center announced the continuation of its popular Redford Center Stories program, a go-to resource for educators, after school program leaders, youth development organizations, and homeschooling parents interested in leveraging the power of storytelling and film to support young people in learning about the environment. Redford Center Stories features a free, flexible, film-based curriculum, a series of virtual workshops and events, and an inclusive learning community designed to actively engage our youth in the environmental justice movement. READ MORE HERE
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Oct.13.2021

IF/Then Shorts & The Redford Center Announce Nature Access Short Film Finalists

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The Redford Center and IF/Then Shorts, announced today the finalists for the inaugural IF/Then x The Redford Center Nature Access Pitch. Following a competitive open call for short documentary films that explore environmental solutions to restoring humanity’s connection with the outdoors, six finalists were selected. An esteemed jury of film industry luminaries and environmental experts will evaluate the finalists at an in person pitch event at DOC NYC on November 16, 2021. The six films provide a deep look into the historical and ancestral connections to land, water, and nature held by Black, Indigenous, People of Color, LGBTQIA+, immigrant, and undocumented communities. These films also highlight the difficult yet resilient ways these communities navigate the residual impacts of forced displacement, generational trauma, and inequity and injustice. By showcasing these untold histories and circumstances, each film takes viewers through a unique journey towards one destination: equitable access to nature and healing. READ MORE HERE