University of Vermont

Academic Ceremonies - May Commencement

Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources

213th Commencement
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Rubenstein School
of Environment
and Natural Resources

Contact: Marcia Caldwell
Phone: 802-656-3010

James Redford

James RedfordJames Redford, of Shadow Creek Films, writes, produces and directs for film and television. His latest directorial project, Toxic Hot Seat, is an HBO documentary film that examines the possible health dangers of chemical flame-retardants used in upholstered furniture. Other HBO documentary films include The Big Picture, a film that looks at the challenges – and gifts – of Dyslexia. Mann V. Ford about the poisoning of a Native American community, and   the kindness of Strangers, which highlighted and celebrated the miracle of organ donation. Currently, James is finishing his film Paper Tigers, a documentary about troubled teens and the dark legacy of childhood trauma.

James is the co-founder and chair of The Redford Center, a non-profit production company committed to transforming environmental and social challenges into stories that inspire hope and change. Recent projects include the Raise the River psa campaign, the film Watershed, and the short documentary Fighting Goliath. He also plays guitar for Olive and the Dirty Martinis, a popular Bay Area rock and roll cover band. A two-time liver transplant survivor, James is an avid surfer, Yoga enthusiast and skier, James currently lives in Marin County, CA.

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