Tribeca is just a few blocks from where the Twin Towers once stood and the film festival was established partly as a civic restoration project to get the neighbourhood back on its feet.
The Reluctant Fundamentalist follows a young man from Pakistan, played by British actor Riz Ahmed, whose life is changed by the 9/11 attacks. He encounters suspicion and abuse because of his South Asian origins and the fact that he is a Muslim.
In its exploration of the effects of political violence, the film is set to cause controversy in a country once again dealing with the fallout from terrorism.
Tom Brook reports.
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