Why This Documentarian Is Hopeful About the Environment

December 4, 2017

HBO's "Happening: A Clean Energy Revolution" is one of the few documentaries that's actually hopeful about the environment. Filmmaker James Redford joins us to discuss what went into making his latest project. The movie is Redford's "personal journey" into discovering the jobs and profits that clean energy is creating around the country.

He discusses the Trump administration's effect on environmental issues. Redford says clean energy is a color-blind topic when it comes to partisanship. Instead, researchers are focused on real answers and finding solutions that can better their local economies.

Then, we ask the filmmaker about the wave of harassment allegations sweeping through Hollywood. As the son of iconic actor and director Robert Redford, the documentarian says the events of 2017 mark a "major" shift in culture. He acknowledges that the issue is not only relevant to show business, but all industries and people across the world.