ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH, HUMAN RIGHTS, SUSTAINABILITY
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Explore Advocacy Filmmaking with Emmy® Award winning filmmaker, storyteller and activist, Robert Lundahl. #DONATIONBASED
Robert Lundahl attended U.S.C. film school, and the University of Oregon. He began his career in Public Relations and Marketing. His first independent film, Unconquering the Last Frontier was instrumental in helping to remove two industrial power dams on Washington’s Elwha River, opening the way for the return of once magnificent salmon runs. Not only an environmental success story, it was and remains a substantive human rights victory for the Elwha Klallam Tribe and Elwha Klallam people, uncovering their creation site and restoring their culture.
A later film, Harvest Dreams, champions organic food production, food security and food justice. Song on the Water follows a modern–day journey to a traditional Potlatch, providing a vision of positive futures for indigenous youth. Who Are My People? with founders of Cesar Chavez’ United Farm Workers (UFW), is a film about energy development and why bigger isn’t always better.
Lundahl demonstrates how Media Awareness is a requirement of environmental work in policy, for communities, and in response to specific issues of environmental justice and racially connected environmental and health disparities. He shares how a comprehensive assessment of media tools in production, distribution, and concept, along with human availability/resources/people, and their networked communities and cultures, begin to paint a picture of a landscape for taking action and achieving success. He shows visually how the accumulation of diverse resources, compiled, collected, and aggregated, allows for community vetting, on the fly, as part of a collaborative and more effective workflow.
Lundahl has worked around the globe. Client work for different organizations, like The Smart City: Learning from Curitiba helps demonstrate multi–layer solutions in sustainability.