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Hollywood actor Robert De Niro on the Tribeca festival

14 April 2011 Last updated at 11:30 BST

The Tribeca Film Festival opens on 20 April in New York.

The founder Robert De Niro and co-founder Jane Rosenthal talked about why the festival is so important to the local community.

This year there will be 93 films shown from film makers across the world.