James Redford

Founder & Dir
KPJR Films

JAMES REDFORD makes documentaries that transform important health and environmental issues into stories that educate and inspire. With nine films to date, he’s journeyed far and deep, looking at issues such as water shortage in the west, dyslexia, the dangers of chemical flame retardants as well as why and how chronic stress damages healthy childhood development. Inspired by his own life-saving liver transplant at the age of 30, his first HBO documentary, The Kindness of Strangers explored the hidden heroism of donor families. In his most recent HBO film, HAPPENING – his fifth for HBO – James takes us on an oft-humorous “Clean Energy Tour for Dummies’” that opens the door to new solutions.

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