Tribeca Festival 2018

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Yellow Is Forbidden Yellow Is Forbidden
Yellow Is Forbidden and Island Of The Hungry Ghosts
Blowin' Up (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Stephanie Wang-Breal; Writer: Stephanie Wang-Breal)
In a courtroom in Queens, women facing prostitution charges may earn a chance at redemption thanks to an experimental programme. Documentary.
World premiere
Call Her Ganda (Year: 2018; Director: PJ Raval)
When a transgender Filipina woman is found dead in the motel room of a US Marine, grassroots activists demand accountability. The ensuing case lays bare a constellation of social and political tensions between the United States and the Philippines.
World premiere
Island Of The Hungry Ghosts (Country: UK, Australia; Year: 2018; Director: Gabrielle Brady; Writer: Gabrielle Brady)
Documentary looking at the impact of an asylum seeker detention centre on Christmas Island.
World premiere
The Man Who Stole Banksy (Country: Italy; Year: 2017; Director: Marco Proserpio; Writer: Christian Omodeo, Filippo Perfido, Marco Proserpio, Luca Speranzoni; Stars: Iggy Pop, Stephan Keszler, Sami Zarour, Steve Lazarides, Carlo McCormick, Luca Ciancabilla, Alaa Al-Shallabi, Aisar Saifi, Peter Hvidberg, Christian Omodeo, Ray Mock, Alison Young, Borge Bengtsson, Philipp Teuchtler, Ziad Khateeb)
In 2007, the anonymous graffiti artist Banksy painted a series of political works around Palestine, only to have them cut down and sold off to the highest bidder. This documentary examines the commodification of street art.
World premiere
Momentum Generation (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Jeff Zimbalist, Michael Zimbalist; Writer: Jeff Zimbalist, Michael Zimbalist; Stars: Kelly Slater, Rob Machado, Shane Dorian, Taylor Knox, Benji Weatherley, Kalani Robb, Ross Williams)
In the 1990s, a motley band of teen surfers from the north shore of Oahu brought professional surfing to new heights. But as their stars rose, the competition threatened to tear their group apart.
World premiere
When Lambs Become Lions When Lambs Become Lions
When Lambs Become Lions and Blowin' Up
No Greater Law (Country: UK, US; Year: 2018; Director: Tom Dumican)
In Idaho’s rugged Treasure Valley, the Followers of Christ believe in God, family, and faith healing. As an investigation into the community’s high infant mortality rate closes in on the church, one patriarch fights for his right to his faith.
World premiere
Phantom Cowboys (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Daniel Patrick Carbone)
A meditation on youth, tradition, and the evolving hopes and dreams of modern adolescents in the forgotten industrial towns across America.
World premiere
The Rachel Divide (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Laura Brownson; Writer: Laura Brownson, Jeff Seymann Gilbert)
Documentary about Rachel Dolezal, who became infamous when she was unmasked as a white woman passing for black.
World premiere
Tanzania Transit (Country: Netherlands; Year: 2018; Director: Jeroen Van Velzen; Writer: Jeroen Van Velzen, Esther Eenstroom)
A train journey across Tanzania captures a microcosm of contemporary African society.
World premiere
United Skates (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Tina Brown, Dyana Winkler; Writer: Dyana Winkler)
Documentary about activists protesting about skating rink closures.
World premiere
United Skates United Skates
United Skates and The Rachel Divide
When Lambs Become Lions (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Jon Kasbe)
In the Kenyan bush, a crackdown on ivory poaching forces a silver-tongued second-generation poacher to seek out an unlikely ally in this fly-on-the-wall look at both sides of the conservation divide.
World premiere
Yellow Is Forbidden (Country: New Zealand, China, France, Italy, Switzerland, US; Year: 2018; Director: Pietra Brettkelly; Writer: Pietra Brettkelly, Trish Carter, Joanna Paul, Molly Malene Stensgaard; Stars: Guo Pei, Carmen Dell’Orefice, Wendi Murdoch, Philip Treacy, Jack Tsao)
Documentary about Chinese designer Guo Pei and her struggle to become part of the world of haute couture.
World premiere

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