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James Redford    

Documentary Filmmaker, Writer & Co-Founder of The Redford Center; Harnessing the Power of Film and Media to Amplify Environmental Solutions

James Redford writes, produces and directs for film and television. Prior to completing “HAPPENING: A Clean Energy Revolution” for HBO, James’ other HBO films include “TOXIC HOT SEAT”, “THE BIG PICTURE: Rethinking Dyslexia”, “MANN V. FORD”, and “THE KINDNESS OF STRANGERS”. While completing “HAPPENING”, James has been traveling the world as an American Film Showcase ambassador with his two award-winning documentary films. “RESILIENCE: the Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope” as well as “PAPER TIGERS”. ‎

James is the co-founder and chair of The Redford Center, a non-profit media entity that engages people though inspiring stories that galvanize environmental action. Among many of its functions, the center’s documentary film projects include “WATERSHED”, “FIGHTING GOLIATH”, and “THE ART OF ACTIVISM”. James lives in Marin County, California.

Speech Topics

James frequently appears on panels and at events. His areas of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Impact Filmmaking
  • Water scarcity in the West
  • The Dangers of Unregulated Toxic Chemicals
  • Understanding Dyslexia
  • The Biology of Toxic Stress and the Science of Hope
  • Clean Energy for Dummies


SXSW Eco Announces Third Keynote, Finalists for Startup ...

SXSW Eco takes place October 5-7 at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, TX . ... "We're thrilled to host veteran filmmaker James Redford, who will tell the ...

Documentary film maker James Redford discusses his up-coming film for HBO.

In this interview, the talented and renowned philanthropist and documentary film maker, James Redford, discusses his ‘work in progress’, a documentary entitled Happening. The film will focus on clean energy and incorporate his personal and often humorous look into progress, or lack thereof currently being made in clean energy...

Education documentary ‘Paper Tigers’ brings James Redford to SIFF

Unorthodox teaching strategies at Lincoln High School in Walla Walla are documented by filmmaker James Redford in his movie “Paper Tigers.”

NatureBridge Gala celebrates outdoor ed for kids

“That awe, that wonder, that sense of curiosity,” said filmmaker James Redford, the keynote speaker at Thursday, June 4’s NatureBridge Gala. “If you can get that, you can go so many places with education.”

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