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May.16.2018

Radio Interview: James & Robert Redford fuel clean energy movement

Radio New Zealand
The US often gets a bad rap for its apparent addiction to fossil fuels, but behind the scenes much is happening in the renewable energy space. James Redford (Robert Redford's son) is the director of Happening: A Clean Energy Revolution which explores the opportunities around renewable energy in America, and discovers a few fascinating success stories. It recently won "Best Environmental Film" at the 2018 New York WILD Film Festival. James and his father Robert founded the Redford Center in 2005 to use documentaries and campaigns to help tip the scales on critical environmental and social issues. Happening: A Clean Energy Revolution is screening at this year's Architecture + Design Film Festival. The festival began on May 3rd in Auckland. Then follows through to Wellington on May 24 - June 10, Dunedin June 14 - 24, and Christchurch in June 28 - July 11. Listen to full radio interview with James Redford here Radio New Zealand
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May.16.2018

James Redford, Filmmaking For A Higher Purpose

Montana Pioneer
Storytelling runs in James Redford’s blood. The documentary filmmaker grew up watching some of the best American movies come together thanks to his father, Robert Redford. Through his dad’s involvement in various film projects, James, who goes by Jamie, learned how stories are told, and what motivated his father to select the projects he did. READ MORE HERE
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May.03.2018

FilmTech, The Environment, & The Redford Center

CleanTechnica
Not everyone has the same motivations for wanting to protect and restore the planet. So The Redford Center is always looking for solutions — and to the people who are driving them — for inspiration and hope. On May 1, 2018, the second cycle of The Redford Center grants program opened, with the goal to fund impactful filmmaking and celebrate and support diversity in environmental filmmaking. READ MORE HERE
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May.03.2018

Redford Center launches second cycle of grants for filmmakers

Reelscreen
Non-profit organization The Redford Center is launching its second cycle of grants for indie filmmaking teams creating feature films about the environment. Projects must focus on driving awareness, education or action on a number of environmental topics in the U.S. Redford Center Grants will be accepting submissions from May 1-June 1, 2018 at redforcenter.org/grants. New to the program is a a carbon neutrality standard for each of the projects, which will see grantee filmmakers partnering with Cool Effect on ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions on their films. READ MORE HERE
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Mar.28.2018

Film screening shares projects going on now to promote clean energy in the U.S.

The Daily Campus
By Alex Houdeshall Life The first of six documentary showings, “Happening: A Clean Energy Revolution” was screened Monday night in the Student Union Theater as part of the ongoing environmental metanoia. Directed by James Redford, the documentary explores the uses of clean energy and how they influence communities, particularly focusing on projects that are in the works right now. The documentary follows Redford as he travels around the country, exploring the various kinds of renewable energy: solar, solar thermal, wind, hydropower and micro hydropower. READ FULL ARTICLE HERE
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Feb.23.2018

HAPPENING: A Clean Energy Revolution to Be Awarded Best Environmental Film at New York WILD Film Festival

Broadway World
The feature-length documentary film, "HAPPENING: A Clean Energy Revolution," will be awarded Best Environmental Film at the fifth annual New York WILD Film Festival. Kicking off today and running through Sunday, Feb. 25, New York WILD is the first-of-its-kind annual documentary film festival in New York to showcase a spectrum of topics ranging from exploration and adventure, to wildlife, conservation and the environment, bringing all things WILD to one of the most urban cities in the world. "HAPPENING" will be screened this Sunday at The Explorers Club in New York City. Following the screening, David Kanter, assistant professor of environmental studies at NYU will host a Q&A with "HAPPENING's" award-winning director and star, James Redford. READ MORE HERE
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Jan.17.2018

Turning Hope Into Action: Changing the Story on Climate Change

HuffPost
by Jamie Redford When it comes to the topic of climate change, it’s common to hear people bemoaning America’s penchant for denial and indifference. I have a somewhat different take. With hopelessness being the predominant media message about climate change in America, denial and indifference seems understandable if not rational. If we want to change the response to climate change, we need to change the message, especially when there is real reason for hope. Today, a global revolution in clean energy is quietly underway, offering the very real possibility of avoiding the more dire climate change projections. We have to the technology. We have the economic argument. What we need now is action - for individuals, cities and businesses alike. READ FULL ARTICLE HERE
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Jan.17.2018

Redford clean energy film opens Novato Green Film Series

Marin Independent Journal
Since Fairfax filmmaker Jamie Redford’s documentary, “Happening: A Clean Energy Revolution,” aired on HBO in December, he’s had more than 100 requests for community screenings. “I’ve never had quite this strong a response for a film before,” he said. “But sometimes it’s just the right moment for a story like this.” READ FULL ARTICLE HERE
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Dec.14.2017

Learn the Secrets to Making a Charming First-Person Doc with 'Happening' Filmmaker James Redford

No Film School
James Redford pursued a story about climate change and clean energy in America, and discovered the best (and worst) ways to lead a first-person doc. READ MORE HERE
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Dec.14.2017

Clean Energy Revolution Will Usher in a 'New Normal', Says James Redford

James Redford knows that you know renewable technology will help fight climate change. But the filmmaker is also aware that you don’t really know what renewable technology actually looks like — and that there are steps regular people can make to ensure it’s universally adopted. READ MORE HERE