Written and directed by Javid Farahani, ‘The War Within’ will be screened at the festival in June.
The film follows a man with disability who has lost his legs in an accident and is busy in the foreign currency market as a speculator.
He is holding foreign currencies in the hopes of selling them at a higher rate to pay the cost of his surgery.
‘The War Within’ was previously screened at the 74th Salerno International Film Festival in Italy.
The NewFilmmakers NY film festival was launched in 1998. It is New York's longest-running year-round film festival.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, it is running weekly online screenings.
In addition to its weekly screening, NewFilmmakers presents regular five-day festivals.