January 9, 2005, the Bad Eagle Journal began a series of blogs on Robert Redford and his Sundance Institute. It was later learned that George Soros developed a position of control (over the documentary element) in the Institute. Here are the blogs, as well as an article on the matter, published in FrontPageMagazine:
Redford’s Mascot (January 9, 2005)
Is Redford Indian-Friendly? (January 10, 2005)
Perfecting the Sundance Protest (January 12, 2005)
Robert Redford Called Out (January 13, 2005)
The Redford Raid Begins (January 16, 2005)
Redford’s Token Indians (January 18, 2005)
Redford’s Politics (January 20, 2005)
Redford: All-American Commie (January 23, 2005)
Redford’s Patriotism is not American (February 3, 2005)
George Soros and the Sundance Kid (FrontPage, February 7, 2005)
Dr. Strangelove and the Sundance Kid (BadEagle.com, Februrary 8, 2005)
Soros/Redford/Churchill on the new FrontPage web sites (February 17, 2005)
The Real Redford (February 20, 2005)
Of late, there is further developement in the George Soros involvement in Robert Redford’s Sundance Institute. In New York, later this month (Oct. 26-29), Soros’ Open Society Institute and the Redford Sundance Institute are sponsoring 19 films about poverty and misery in South Africa, East Europe, the Appalacians, Iran, Africa, New Orleans, and Jamaica. Soros has fully united Redford’s Sundance Institute with the professional lamentations of the Left, and in the studied, aggressive condemnation of Western achievement. This is the result of Soros’ having taken control over the Documentary division of the Sundance Institute.
So far, Soros has shown absolutely no interest in American Indians (to my knowledge), other than to use the sociological, psychological power of the name, “sundance,” which represents the sacred powers of the American Indian, and the inherent influence such a name carries. Of course, this was Redford’s original doing. Soros is merely taking advantage of it. As an American Indian, I must protest this blatant usurpation of an American Indian name. Redford and Soros are using the name “Sundance” as a mascot for their political agendas, agendas which are neither sensitive nor beneficial to Indian people.