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This is a story about how we rise. After 9/11, #RobertDeNiro & Jane Rosenthal started a film festival to re-vitalize downtown Manhattan, which was covered in literal ash from the twin towers falling. Via the movies, they brought people to a neighborhood that was struggling. 1)
17 years later #TribecaFilmFestival is lit, burnished into the cultural life of a place that witnessed death, destruction, and backlash against Muslims. It was the worst terrorist attack on our country. 15 of the terrorists in the 4-pronged attacks came from Saudi Arabia. 2)
Saudi Arabia- not part of Donald’s Muslim ban. A country where execution by beheading happens. Ruled by a Crown Prince who wars with Yemen, who ordered a tortuous death of a Washington Post journalist, who is now getting nuclear information from us- Jared’s What’s App buddy. 3)
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