Robert De Niro launches Middle East film festival
Robert De Niro has launched a Middle East version of the New York Tribeca Film Festival.
The first Tribeca Film Festival Doha will take place at Qatar’s Museum of Islamic Arts from 10th to 14th November 2009.
De Nero says he hopes the Festival will “play a role in bridging cultures closer together”.
He adds: “By learning each other’s stories, we can see how much we share in common as well as explore and better understand our differences.”
Forty films will be featured at the Festival.
Museum of Islamic Arts chief Abdullah al-Najjar says: “The Tribeca Film Festival Doha is destined to become a major annual event in world cinema.”