Film Contest Gives Young Environmental Activists a Voice

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

Bloomberg Green Summit: Redford Center Stories Challenge Winners Discuss Films

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

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


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


Apple and Redford Center Launch Youth Filmmaking Challenge on Environmental Justice

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

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)


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


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


James Redford — filmmaker, activist and son of Robert Redford — dies at 58

Salt Lake Tribune
James Redford, who followed his father Robert Redford’s path as a filmmaker, environmental activist and philanthropist while also raising awareness about organ donation, has died. James Redford, also known as Jamie, died Friday at his home in Marin County, Calif., his wife, Kyle Redford, confirmed in a Twitter post. He was 58. READ MORE HERE

Jamie Redford (1962-2020) Carved Out A Loving Legacy Of Affirmation And Activism

The Hollywood Times
James Redford left this world way too young after struggling for decades with a rare illness that destroyed his liver. Known as Jamie to his family and friends, he carved out a resonant legacy of affirmation and goodwill. READ MORE HERE