Are You Ready to Meet the Moment? 

A part of our Redford Center Stories program, Meet the Moment brings together filmmakers, educators, youth activists, and organizations working on the frontlines of change, for a series of live conversations to energize, amplify and impact solutions for environmental justice and regeneration.

 

2021-22 Meet the Moment Series

MEET THE MOMENT: (RE)IMAGINING THE FUTURE

Broadcast live on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 | WATCH NOW
Filmmakers, students, and educators Alize Carrere, Mike Schmitt, Jamie Lazar, and Isabella O’Brien showcase their films and projects on local and global innovative environmental solutions happening in communities across the world and follow their film screenings with a discussion on the tools, ideas, research, and resources available to promote an environmentally just future.

MEET THE MOMENT: GLOBAL YOUTH ACTION

Broadcast live on Wednesday, November 3, 2021 | WATCH NOW
Filmmakers and activists Slater Jewell-Kemker, Pita Juarez, Eloise Sent, and Meredith Rae screen their films on youth environmental action taking place across the world and follow their screenings with a discussion on youth power, COP26 and the ways that youth that are a part of the Scottish Youth Film Festival are mobilizing to document the global summit, and the best ways to get engaged and find resources to make an impact in the environmental movement.

 

2020-21 Meet the Moment Series

MEET THE MOMENT: EXPLORATION & FILMMAKING

Broadcast live on Thursday, March 11, 2021 | WATCH NOW
Filmmakers Holly Morris and Jalena Keane-Lee, in conversation with cultural anthropologist and moderator Elizabeth Lindsey (the first female National Geographic Explorer) and students from Texas, Chicago and California, hosted a viewing of excerpts from two remarkable films and discuss the impulse to explore, the power of strong relationships, and the impact of sharing stories and ideas through film.

MEET THE MOMENT: ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE

Broadcast live on Friday, February 26, 2021 | WATCH NOW
Filmmakers Mark Decena and Eli Jacobs-Fantauzzi, in conversation with activist, educator, producer, and essayist Belvie Rooks, and students from Hawaii and the Bay Area, hosted a special screening of two short films (one in production as part of the Redford Center 2020 grantee cohort) and discuss the power of place-based storytelling, intergenerational cooperation, activism that extends from personal passions, and participatory action filmmaking.

MEET THE MOMENT: COMMUNICATION OF SCIENCE

Broadcast live on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 | WATCH NOW
California Academy of Sciences, Coral Reef Alliance, filmmakers, and student leaders hosted a special screening of Reefs at Risk and Inventing Tomorrow, and discussed the power of storytelling to catalyze shared and deeper understanding of climate science and challenges/solutions for environmental protection and repair.

MEET THE MOMENT: EQUITY OUTDOORS

Broadcast live on Friday, December 11, 2020 | WATCH NOW
Join the San Francisco Foundation and Redford Stories Project in conversation with Outdoor Afro’s Rue Mappfilmmaker Faith Briggs, and youth leaders, as they host a special screening of Oakland Goes Outdoors and This Land, and discuss the transformational power of storytelling and film, and the importance of equity in the outdoors.

MEET THE MOMENT: POWER THE VOTE

Broadcast live on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 | WATCH NOW
Join filmmakers and youth activists for a special viewing of four of The Redford Center’s Power the Vote films, and a discussion on Environmental Justice, Restoration and Repair as the Reason to Vote. These films serve as an invitation for viewers to become civically active and help shift perceptions on what it means to be an environmentalist and what it means to be a voter.

MEET THE MOMENT: REDFORD CENTER STORIES CHALLENGE

Broadcast live on Friday, April 30, 2021 | WATCH NOW
The Redford Center celebrates student filmmakers with a short compilation of student voices, and ten incredible student films from this year’s Redford Center Stories Challenge. Listen to some of the young filmmakers who contributed in beautiful ways to the annual Redford Center Stories Challenge.