Miller Center is thrilled to bring this important film to the Santa Clara University campus. 

The film will be preceded by remarks from Jill Tidman, the Executive Director of The Redford Center and producer of Happening, and a panel moderated by Miller Center’s own Cassandra Staff.

In addition to Jill, the panel will feature Anya Cherneff from Empower Generation / Pollinate EnergySister Corinne Florek, OP, Executive Director of Religious Communities Investment Fund, and Maryam Khanbaghi, Santa Clara University’s Director of Power Systems and Sustainable Energy Program to discuss how social entrepreneurship is significantly contributing to energy access globally and how investing in social enterprises can enable high impact social, environmental, and economic returns.

About the Movie:

Filmmaker James Redford embarks on a colorful personal journey into the dawn
of the clean energy era as it creates jobs, turns profits, and makes communities stronger and healthier across the US.

Unlikely entrepreneurs in communities from Georgetown, TX to Buffalo, NY reveal pioneering clean energy solutions while James’ discovery of how clean energy works, and what it means at a personal level, becomes the audiences’ discovery too. Reaching well beyond a great story of technology and innovation, “Happening” explores issues of human resilience, social justice, embracing the future, and finding hope for our survival.

About the Filmmaker:

James Redford writes, produces and directs for film and television. His most recent film, HAPPENING: A Clean Energy Revolution – his fifth film for HBO – takes us on a clean energy tour that opens the door to new solutions and real hope. Prior to completing HAPPENING, James directed and produced HBO films including TOXIC HOT SEATTHE BIG PICTURE: Rethinking DyslexiaMANN V. FORD and THE KINDNESS OF STRANGERS.

James is the Co-founder and Chair of The Redford Center, a non-profit media entity that engages people through inspiring stories that galvanize environmental action. The Redford Center's film projects include WATERSHEDFIGHTING GOLIATH and THE ART OF ACTIVISM. James lives in Marin County, California where he enjoys playing lead guitar for Olive and the Dirty Martinis as well as yoga, skiing surfing, and cycling.

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