Robert Lundahl Documentary Film Demo

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  • On Robert Lundahl on Film Making

    Robert Lundahl's films have been made with one purpose. To change the narrative of a situation or an event. He states: "As a wise man and mentor once said, 'otherwise you're just telling a story, we all do that."

    Lundahl became interested in documentary films at a relatively early age, while in college at U.S.C, studying with Wolfram Van Hanwehr.

    At the School of Visual Design at the University of Oregon, a Bauhaus influenced college, Lundahl also studied with Dean of Fine Arts, David Foster.

    Leaving the Los Angeles basin, where he was raised (air pollution levels had been extreme in the years before catalytic converters were mandated on cars), the opportunity to live and work in the Pacific Northwest during his early career--filming national documentaries on outdoor sports (Sports Afield and Western Outdoorsman) brought Lundahl into contact with the American environmental movement at a critical point in its history.

    Later, Lundahl's work with Sun Microsystems would include luminaries Amory Lovins and Bill McDonough, creating programs on "Green Tech," a first in Silicon Valley. Lundahl's corporate communications work has been screened at the World Economic Forum and at film festivals around the globe.

    Films like "Unconquering the Last Frontier" and "Who Are My People?" spring from this legacy. In the case of the former, focused on the controversy of restoring a river outside a small fishing and mill town, questions both the benefits of technology and the negative impacts.

    Unconquering the Last Frontier remains in the present, as a film, and in the moment today, politically and sociologically, as the concrete remains that had blocked salmon runs for over 100 years are now removed. This is a film about vision, and the struggle of people, on both "sides of the river, " Lundahl says.

    "Who Are My People?" challenges assumptions around energy production and particularly large solar proposed to be built on Indian lands.

    "Documentary films participate in the real world," he says.

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