PALM SPRINGS, CA – Jamie Redford, son of Robert Redford, will be honored at next week’s American Documentary Film Festival for a trio of films he’s directed examining social and environmental issues, all of which will be screened at the festival.
Redford will receive the “Seeing the Bigger Picture” award for “Watershed,” which focuses on conservation efforts regarding the Colorado River, “Toxic Hot Seat,” a look at unregulated toxic chemicals present in a number of products across the country and “Happening,” which examines the advent of clean energy.
Previous winners of the award include Oliver Stone, Peter Coyote, Harvey Weinstein, Peter Bogdanovich and Joe Berlinger.
“During AmDocs, Jamie will be present for three of his most recent films, including a work in progress and soon to air HBO special, `Happening.’ If you believe in sustainability, you need to see this film. If you are not sure, you still need to see this film,” Festival Director Ted Grouya said. “AmDocs is proud to be sharing our highest award for 2017, the Seeing the Bigger Picture Award, with filmmaker and environmentalist, Jamie Redford. His work exemplifies the sort of documentary filmmaking we strive to celebrate with our festival.”
Redford not only writes, directs and products for film and television, but is also the co-founder and chair of the Redford Center, a nonprofit “committed to transforming environmental and social challenges into stories that inspire action and change.”
“I come from a long line of storytellers who see stories as a way to make sense of things, Redford said. “It is essential to who I am and how I see the world.”
The American Documentary Film Festival will be held from March 31 through April 5 at theatres in Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage and Palm Desert.
For tickets and more information, visit www.american-documentary-film-festival.com