Duke to Honor Robert Redford for His Environmentalism April 18
by Bill Chameides | April 17th, 2009
posted by Erica Rowell (Editor)
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|
|2012: Writer/filmmaker John Sayles|
|2011: Writer Barbara Kingsolver|
|2010: Singer-songwriter Jackson Browne|
|2009: Filmmaker Robert Redford|
Full Presentation of the Leaf Award to Robert Redford
Additional Videos of the Event
A student film by Shang Gao, Duke class of 2009
Tipping Toward the Divine
A student film by Melanie Plageman, Duke class of 2011
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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