Meet the Moment

As part of our Redford Center Stories initiative, 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.

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.