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The Project, World Premieres At Tribeca Film Festival

March 11, 2013 - 19:38:00 UTC

The Project, World Premieres At Tribeca Film Festival

Source: Tribeca Film Festival

Featuring 21 narratives and 12 documentaries from across the globe, the Spotlight section of TFF 2013 focuses on films that blur the lines between independent and mainstream filmmaking. A documentary on the Puntland Maritime Police Force premieres.

The Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), presented by American Express®, is pleased to announce its Spotlight section, which is comprised of 33 films—21 narratives and 12 documentaries features— by both well-known filmmakers like Richard Linklater, Neil Jordan, Mira Nair, David Gordon Green, and Neil LaBute and promising new talent. Co-sponsored by Cadillac and JetBlue, the 12th edition of its festival set for April 17 to April 28 in New York City  and offers 23 world premieres, a record number for the section, and advanced screenings from established and emerging filmmakers that display varied elements of independent and mainstream cinema.

In particular, 'The Project' profiles the precarious, real-life story of the Puntland Maritime Police Force, a group of Somali pirate hunters. Directed and written by Shawn Efran and Adam Ciralsky, has it's (USA) – World Premiere, Documentary


Taking the hijacking of the African waterways and the kidnapping of innocent citizens into their under-trained hands, the PMPF face mutiny, death and a loss of corporate funding in their dangerous quest to free the Middle East shipping industry from terror. The mercenaries’ epic battle makes for an intense, gripping and disarming ride.

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