Filtered through the lens of veteran filmmaker Mira Nair though, it can be an act of resistance.
But when it came to gratitude, Nair directed her words to the new generation of storytellers listening in on the session.
She previously served on the jury for the Tribeca Film Festival and was grateful to be welcomed back into the family for another go.
Not only am I giving, but I’m listening and I’m learning from the filmmakers.”Same for Emilia Clarke.
Frankly, I feel like I should be the one thanking Tribeca because I’m getting to read the next wave of brilliant filmmakers.