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Jun.23.2021

Sunny Side of the Doc: Redford Center and the power of storytelling

Business Doc Europe
“Our mission is to use the power of storytelling to galvanise environmental justice and regeneration,” Jill Tidman, Executive-Director of the San Francisco-based Redford Center, tells BDE during Sunny Side, of the non-profit organisation set up in 2005 by Robert Redford and his son James Redford, which has become a powerful force in the documentary world. The Center is one of the sponsors of Sunny Side of the Doc’s Wildlife & Conservation Pitch this week. READ MORE HERE
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May.28.2021

The Black List, NRDC, and The Redford Center Announce 2021 Climate Storytelling Fellowship

Natural Resources Defense Council
Natural Resources Defense Council's Rewrite the Future program, The Black List, and The Redford Center have partnered to launch their first-ever Climate Storytelling Fellowship, which aims to encourage more varied climate stories that reflect the reality of the climate crisis and solutions. The Fellowship will award three screenwriters $10,000 each, connect them with industry professionals, and provide creative support for their original feature screenplay or pilot script that helps change the climate narrative. READ MORE HERE
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May.24.2021

Film Contest Gives Young Environmental Activists a Voice

Nautilus
Middle schoolers Annabelle VanderMarck and Piper Lasater won the Nautilus Science Prize in the Redford Center Stories film contest. A sea star wasting syndrome linked with climate change is ravaging kelp in the Pacific intertidal. Trash shows up on even the most remote beaches, and sea mammals mistake it for food. Social inequities shift the brunt of ecological degradation to already underserved communities. Despite knowing much, much better, humanity continues to gobble up fossil fuels. READ MORE HERE
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Apr.27.2021

Bloomberg Green Summit: Redford Center Stories Challenge Winners Discuss Films

Bloomberg
7th Grader Ty Juene; 8th Grader Eloise Sent; Elizabeth Miller, Lead, Redford Center Stories; and the Redford Center’s Executive Director Jill Tidman join Bloomberg QuickTake’s Jennifer Zabasajja to discuss the Redford Center Stories Challenge and education’s role in the fight for environmental justice at the Bloomberg Green Summit. (Source: Bloomberg) WATCH VIDEO
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Apr.07.2021

The Last Word: Robert Redford on Activism, Fighting Climate Change, and the Importance of Truth

The Rolling Stone
Long before it was fashionable to embrace environmental causes, Robert Redford was fighting the good fight, using his celebrity status to bring attention to causes ranging from keeping power plants out of Southeastern Utah to the use of “clean energy” to combat carbon pollution. He’s been on the board of the Natural Resources Defense Council for decades; helped facilitate a “greenhouse glasnost” by inviting the Soviet Academy of Sciences to an environmental summit at the Sundance Institute, the independent-filmmaking haven he established in 1981; and has lent his name (and money) to a wildlife preserve in Utah. And though the 84-year-old has technically retired from his day job, i.e. directing films and being one of the single most recognizable movie stars of the past 50 years, Redford is still active in overseeing aspects of the Redford Center, the organization he cofounded with his late son James Redford and is dedicated to, in his words, “using storytelling to help reimagine environmentalism and expand the idea of what it means to be an environmentalist.” He continues to beat the drum that “this is the only planet we’ve got. What could be more important than protecting it?” READ MORE HERE

Mar.18.2021

Apple And Redford Center Launch Free Filmmaking Challenge For Environmental Justice

Broadway World
Today, The Redford Center and Apple announced the launch of the second annual Redford Center Stories Challenge, a youth filmmaking initiative that empowers educators and students as changemakers in the environmental justice movement. As youth worldwide activate intergenerational advocacy for environmental justice, the program aims to amplify the voices of tomorrow's youth leaders and create a learning community at the nexus of transformational storytelling, social justice, and environmental action. READ MORE HERE

Mar.16.2021

Apple and Redford Center Launch Youth Filmmaking Challenge on Environmental Justice

Variety
Apple and the Redford Center have announced the launch of the second annual Redford Center Stories Challenge, a youth filmmaking challenge that aims to amplify the voices of educators and students as change makers in the environmental justice movement. READ MORE HERE
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Dec.12.2020

Los últimos días de James Redford, el documentalista e hijo de Robert que siempre encontraba el lado positivo de las causas sociales

Vanity Fair Spain
*The article can be translated to English via your Google Chrome browser El cineasta y activista medioambiental James Redford y yo estamos sentados a unos dos metros de distancia y llevamos mascarillas quirúrgicas, el accesorio de moda en la época del COVID-19. James, a quien todos llaman Jamie, luce una camiseta de los Grateful Dead, con una calavera y unas rosas, bajo una cazadora vaquera, unos desgastados y desvaídos pantalones también vaqueros y unas botas de ante de caña baja. READ MORE HERE (IN SPANISH)

Nov.19.2020

The Redford Center Names Dylan Redford, Vice Studios Exec Jannat Gargi as Board of Directors Co-Chairs

The Wrap
Robert Redford’s The Redford Center has elected both Dylan Redford and Jannat Gargi as co-chairs to its Board of Directors, the environmental nonprofit organization announced Thursday. Dylan Redford is the son of the late James Redford, the co-founder of the organization who died at 58 last month. He joins Gargi, a co-chair since 2019 and vice president and head of documentaries for Vice Studios. READ MORE HERE

Oct.30.2020

Redford Center Launches Environment-Themed Films to Encourage Voting

The Hollywood Reporter
The film and media center's #PowerTheVote campaign is directed especially at people who care about the environment but don't tend to vote. For the first time in its 15-year history, the environment-focused Redford Center — the nonprofit film and media center co-founded by Robert Redford and his son, the late James Redford — has rolled out a series of voting-themed films meant to spark turnout among Americans who care about planet earth. READ MORE HERE