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The Six Degrees of Julian Assange

Wiki leaks spokesman and editor in chief Julian Assange is back in the news—how will Kipp connect him to the second man to step on the moon?

October 27, 2010 2:01 by

Robert Redford

Robert Redford, best known for his performances in the likes of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Downhill Racer, The Way We Were and The Sting, is also known for his commitment to environmental and political causes. When he was in town, Redford spoke to the UAE students about the power of film: “So I see film as a great way to communicate. I guess I don’t see film as just a simple way of entertainment; that’s just a small part of it. The bigger role I think now is cultural exchange (…) this is very important right now.” Redford, is one of many prominent personalities to speak at Zayed University— he shares that honour with, among others, the first female private space explorer and the first astronaut of Iranian descent…

 

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2 Comments

  1. Adrienne Doherty on October 27, 2010 5:19 pm

    you fail to note that in the CNN
    interview ( the CNN interviewer
    was not intelligent enough not to
    blow), Mr. Assange politely warned (several times with great patience)
    that he would not allow the grave importance of the news he was sharing to be trivialized by the
    interviewer’s repeated descent into
    cheap tabloid journalism.
    Her mistake and CNN’s loss.

     
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