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Robert Redford

1. What’s your favorite political movie?

THE CANDIDATE, Warner Bros. 1972

2. What role do you feel art plays in politics?

Art should be above politics but rather a beacon

3. What do you think is the biggest issue for the next generation of Americans?

To elect new progressive-minded leaders for change. We cannot afford more of the politics of the last 8 years.

4. Who was the first political candidate you were excited to vote for and why?

Bobby Kennedy. Why? It speaks for itself… role of humanity and compassion in politics.

5. What factors are important to you in choosing a president?

Sense of history, foreign culture, one world, open mind, truthful.

6. What issues would you like to see politicians focus more on?

New energy policy, which truly seizes inherent economic opportunities like job creation and market growth… do the tough stuff. The environment would make huge gains.

7. Which issues would you like to see politicians focus less on?

Their own special interests

8. Which candidate’s initiatives do you feel better address environmental concerns?

Obama clearly.

9. This is your soapbox – shout it out! What do you need to get off your chest?

Get rid of the current administration profile of ideologues, cronyism and incompetence.

10. Do you have any recommended links, books or movies so people can learn more about the issues you care about?

Jane Mayer’s book, The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How the War on Terror Turned into a War on American Ideals.

Frank Rich’s articles (New York Times)

Extra Credit: Fill in the blank. _________ for change.

A REAL CHANGE for a change.