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Dreyfuss Takes Active Stance in Civility

A long time actor and social activist participated in Ivy Tech’s O’Bannon Institute Friday.

Oscar winning-actor Richard Dreyfuss has been in the public eye for more than fifty years – lately as much for his activism as his acting.

“America is a country that is not only just revolutionary in words, it says that the ruler and the ruled are one thing,” said Dreyfuss.

Over the last 15 years Dreyfuss said that he has seen fewer than 10 movies, but there is one that has a clear message to him that reveals the truth about America future.

“Good Night and Good Luck is not only the truth, but it is verifiable every single conversation in that film, every single statement in that film was true,” said Dreyfuss.

Dreyfuss, filled with emotion, said that this movie captured his attention and rein-orated the power of film.

“I saw my country going away, and it took me and shook me.”

Dreyfuss was the O’Bannon Institute’s keynote speaker, concluding two days of public policy discussions.

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