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Robert Redford talks Trump as Sundance kicks off

Friday, January 20, 2017 - 01:01

Sundance film festival founder Robert Redford addresses the upcoming Donald Trump administration. Edward Baran reports.

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The Sundance film festival kicked off Thursday... But chair Robert Redford's opening news conference was predictably overshadowed by the imminent inauguration of president-elect Donald Trump. (SOUNDBITE) SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL FOUNDER, ROBERT REDFORD, SAYING (English): "Presidents come and go. The pendulum swings, it swings back and forth, it always has and it probably always will....it looks like a lot of things are going to be taken away or tried to be taken away from us and I think what that's going to do is galvanize the people." The film festival officially opened with 'An Inconvenient Sequel' -- the follow up to 'An Inconvenient Truth' from 2006, presented by former U.S. Vice President Al Gore. The environmental campaigner was asked for his thoughts on the inauguration. (SOUNDBITE) FORMER U.S. VICE PRESIDENT AND ENVIRONMENTAL CAMPAIGNER, AL GORE, SAYING (English): "Well it's a historic event, every four years and we all hope for the best so we'll wait and see." The Sundance film festival continues until January 29.

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Robert Redford talks Trump as Sundance kicks off

Friday, January 20, 2017 - 01:01