Duke to Honor Robert Redford for His Environmentalism April 18

by Bill Chameides | April 17th, 2009
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Robert Redford received an award for his environmentalism in 2009.

Post updated 4/20/2012 with event videos.

Filmmaker Robert Redford will be at Duke this weekend, accepting the Nicholas School’s inaugural LEAF award for “Lifetime Environmental Achievement in the Fine Arts.”

The ceremony was streamed live on the web at the ceremony held on Saturday, April 18, from 2:30 to 4 p.m. It is available for viewing below. You can also check out different parts of it in the videos here, including three one-minute video shorts by students.

LEAF Award Recipients
John Sayles 2012: Writer/filmmaker John Sayles
Barbara Kingsolver 2011: Writer Barbara Kingsolver
Jackson Browne 2010: Singer-songwriter Jackson Browne
Robert Redford 2009: Filmmaker Robert Redford

Full Presentation of the Leaf Award to Robert Redford

Additional Videos of the Event


Hooding Ceremony


Student Films

The Can
A student film by Shang Gao, Duke class of 2009

Tipping Toward the Divine
A student film by Melanie Plageman, Duke class of 2011

Our World
A student film by Barbara Bao and Mark Graebner, Duke class of 2011

Details About the Award

Check out my earlier post to learn more about the award and Redford’s storied career as filmmaker, actor, and environmental activist.

Quiz Show? The Horse Whisperer? The Milagro Beanfield War?

Have a favorite Redford film? Let us know which one and what you like
about it. Or share your thoughts about the connection between the arts and the environment.

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