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MeToo movement a tipping point, says Robert Redford


Veteran actor Robert Redford believes the ongoing #MeToo movement will bring more opportunities for women.Redford, who began the Sundance Film Festival in Utah on Thursday, praised the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements as a “tipping point” in Hollywood that will create more opportunities for women, reports

“I’m pretty encouraged right now. What it’s doing is bringing forth more opportunities for women and more opportunities for women in film to have their voices heard and do their own projects,” he said.

Redford said the industry had been dominated by men, but he feels things are changing as women push back against harassment in the workplace and demand to be paid the same as their male counterparts.”It’s changing the order of things, so women have a stronger voice. Now I think it’s more even handed. The role for women is to exercise their voices. The role for men is to listen and let women’s voices be heard and think about it,” said Redford.