Robert Redford

Special Guest Narrator

In addition to his work as an actor, director and producer, Robert Redford has been a passionate art and environmental activist since the early 1970’s. As founder of Sundance Institute, Mr. Redford has nurtured generations of innovative voices in independent culture through the Institute and Film Festival.

He has been an advocate for climate change awareness and clean energy for over 40 years. Redford received the LEGION D’HONNEUR medal, France’s highest recognition, from President Nicolas Sarkozy on October 14, 2010. With reference to Redford’s environmental work, President Sarkozy noted, “We need friends like you who have the courage to try to wake up people’s consciousness.”

In 2016 he received the Presidential medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama. He has served as a trustee for the Natural Resources Defense Council, (NRDC), is the co-founder of The Redford Center, and not only serves as vice president of The Way of the Rain, Inc., nonprofit organization since 2015 but has been a special guest narrator for past “The Way of the Rain” performances.