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Films for Good – A Conversation with Activist Rob Greenfield [In-Person]

Starts February 26

Saturday, February 26, 10am-12pm

Location: SPNN, 550 Vandalia Street, Suite 170, Saint Paul, MN 55114

Rob Greenfield is an activist and humanitarian dedicated to leading the way to a more sustainable and just world. He embarks on extreme projects to bring attention to important global issues and inspire positive change. His work has been covered by media worldwide, including National Geographic, and he’s been named “The Robin Hood of modern times” by France 2 TV. Rob’s videos spread the messages of initiatives, organizations, everyday people, and activists around the world working toward a more regenerative, equitable, and just future for all. He makes it a priority to feature Black, Indigenous and women led initiatives. What is important though is that people aren’t just watching the videos—they are watching and then taking action.

In this workshop Rob will discuss advocacy through filmmaking and share tips for reaching more people to affect positive change. Although Rob has worked on high budget productions, including having his own show on Discovery, filmmaking on a budget for the beginner or amateur filmmaker is definitely his forte. This event is a must for anyone making social issue documentaries or advocacy videos, whether as personal projects or for nonprofits.

Rob Greenfield is not your typical filmmaker. He started off using an iPod Touch (yes they have cameras on them) and a small kit he purchased secondhand for under $250. With these tools, his social media savvy and the help of an editor friend, he reached millions of people with his first video and since then has featured over 200 people and organizations through short films. These features have been viewed over 250 million times. Rob is also the subject of his own short films, including when he traveled through Central America with no money (making a documentary with the cameras of the people he met along the way), wore all his trash for a month in NYC (see above photo), grew and foraged all his food for a year, and his simple and sustainable life in his tiny house. Rob’s work has been covered by the media worldwide and each story has a positive message for society at the center.

Click here for more info on Rob Greenfield’s Films for Good.

NOTE: In order to attend this in-person presentation, attendees are required to show proof of full vaccination (initial shots + booster) or a negative PCR Covid test result from within 48 hours of this event. In addition, N95, KN95, or KF94 masks are required to be worn at all times.

Price: $60 | $45 member | $35 low-income

Rob Greenfield’s life is an embodiment of Gandhi’s philosophy, “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” In a time when many feel disempowered, He believes that our actions really do matter and that as individuals and communities we have the power to improve the world around us. Rob donates 100% of his media earnings to grassroots nonprofits. He has committed to living simply and responsibly for life.

Class Registration Guidelines & Cancellation Policy

  • Space is assigned on a first-come basis. Registrations must include payment in full. Registrations are accepted after registration deadlines if space is available.
  • If minimum enrollment has not been reached by 7 days prior to the start date of a class, FilmNorth may cancel it, in which case registrants will immediately be notified and receive a full refund within 2 business days. A check will be issued for registrations that were paid in cash. In lieu of a refund, students have the option of applying their tuition to another class scheduled in the same calendar year.
  • For those wishing to cancel a registration prior to the class registration deadline, 100% of the tuition will be refunded minus a $25 administrative fee. For registration cancellations received after the registration deadline but prior to the first class session, 50% of the tuition will be refunded minus a $25 administrative fee. As of 5:00 pm the day prior to a class start date, no refunds or credits/exchanges will be given (Friday at 5:00 pm for Sunday classes). 
  • Tuition is not prorated for missed class sessions.




February 26
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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550 Vandalia Street, Suite 170
Saint Paul, 55114 United States
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Saturday, February 26, 10am-12pm