New York's Tribeca festival sees record female feature films

The 17th Tribeca Film Festival includes a conscious effort to bring parity to the sexes in an industry rocked by the Harvey Weinstein scandal and the #MeToo movement.

    New York's famous film festival is showcasing its highest number of female feature film directors in its 17-year history. The Tribeca festival was founded in an attempt to help revitalise lower Manhattan after the attacks of September 11 and has since grown into an international event.

    Al Jazeera's Kristen Saloomey reports, there's plenty of local flavour, too.


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    The shocking story of Israel's disappeared babies

    The shocking story of Israel's disappeared babies

    New information has come to light about thousands of mostly Yemeni children believed to have been abducted in the 1950s.

    Stories from the sex trade

    Stories from the sex trade

    Dutch sex workers, pimps and johns share their stories.

    Inside the world of India's booming fertility industry

    Inside the world of India's booming fertility industry

    As the stigma associated with being childless persists, some elderly women in India risk it all to become mothers.