New York (dpa) - Numerous film festivals canceled due to the corona pandemic are now jointly presenting a virtual film festival. As of Friday, more than 100 films are to be watched free of charge via YouTube on «We Are One», the organizers said.

The online event was organized by the organizers of the New York Tribeca Film Festival with support from the festivals including Cannes, Toronto, London, Rotterdam, Jerusalem, Locarno, San Sebastian, Tokyo and the Berlinale.

The program includes, for example, the documentary “Ricky Powell: The Individualist” about the photographer of the same name or the Israeli psychological thriller “Losing Alice”. There will also be talks with stars such as directors Francis Ford Coppola and Steven Soderbergh and actor Jackie Chan, as well as a DJ appearance by Questlove.

The coronavirus pandemic is "like a science fiction film," said actor Robert De Niro, who co-founded the New York Tribeca film festival in response to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. «We'll get through there. We will make it."

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