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.

    Lundahl became interested in documentary films 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, studying with Dean of Fine Arts, David Foster, Lundahl made his first documentary on the spraying of Agent Orange in national forests.

    Later, Lundahl's work with Sun Microsystems would include luminaries Amory Lovins and Bill McDonough, creating programs on "Green Tech," a Silicon Valley first.

    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, the film questions both the benefits of technology and the negative impacts. Two industrial "high head" power dams began to be removed from the Elwha River in 2012, restoring fisheries for the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe.

    Unconquering the Last Frontier remains in the moment today, politically and sociologically, as the concrete remains that had blocked salmon runs for over 100 years are now removed and the ecosystem and fisheries are restored in the largest dam removal project in the world.

    This is a film about vision, and the struggle of people, on both "sides of the river, " Lundahl says.

    "Song on the Water, Return of the Great Canoes" explores the cultural renaissance of Northwest tribal communities through Tribal Canoe Journeys.

    "Paydirt" explores homebuilding on converted military bases in California, revealing toxics beneath the soil including nuclear, biological and chemical.

    "Who Are My People?" challenges assumptions around energy production and particularly large solar proposed to be built on Indian lands, "When Green is Not Sustainable."

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

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