[original post 8/4/2010]
Perhaps one of the most established venues for the medium of documentary filmmaking is the renowned Sundance Film Festival. For decades, Robert Redford had already been calling Americans apathetic to political propaganda and to issues such as global warming. Once George W. Bush got into office, Redford ratcheted up his rhetoric, and, like Soros, he even starting taking foreign relations into his own hands in some cases.
And so it was no surprise when in 2002, Soros turned over stewardship of his documentary fund to Robert Redford and the Sundance Institute.
As Dr. David Yeagley, an American Indian author and political commentator wrote,
“On September 16, 2002, Robert Redford proudly announced at a press conference that he was launching a Sundance International Documentary Fund with $4.6 million in seed money from George Soros’ Open Society Institute (OSI). The new fund would underwrite films aimed at “promoting social justice and social change.” (more…)