2021-22 Redford Center Stories Challenge
Details on the 2021-22 Redford Center Stories Challenge and theme will be announced in Fall 2021.
The Redford Center invites you to tell your story, to raise your voice, to help change the conversation about what environmentalism and environmental justice looks like so we can move more people into action. Redford Center Stories also has a curriculum that’s free and flexible, with media, stories, resources to support students/teachers in many different ways.
Approaches to storytelling that Robert Redford and James Redford employ and that serve as foundational elements for The Redford Center’s original storytelling work, including:
- Solutions-focused stories to offer a more hopeful view of the future and to help audiences understand how they can play a role.
- Telling stories through characters so that audiences can see themselves in the story and also be educated on how the issue affects them.
- Prioritizing entertainment and working to make the film fun, funny, surprising, enlightening, beautiful, emotional, musical, hip and more.
- Clarifying the impact goal of the story before starting a project.
- Creating nonpartisan stories, meaning that the story doesn’t align with one political ideology but rather appeals to universal values.
- Taking an innovative storytelling approach, including trying out risky ideas and using creative camera angles and other visual storytelling tools and techniques.
- Showcasing unlikely characters and stories so that all audiences, even those that don’t readily identify as environmentalists, see themselves as part of the story and the solution.