Karim Amer (born 1984) is an Egyptian-American film producer and director. Along with Jehane Noujaim, he worked on The Square (2013) and The Great Hack (2019), the former of which earned them a nomination for an Academy Award.
Life and work
Amer and film making partner and wife Jehane Noujaim met whilst she was filming The Square, which he went on to co-produce with her. That film is about the Egyptian Crisis up until 2013, starting with the Egyptian revolution of 2011 at Tahrir Square. They co-directed and co-produced The Great Hack, about the Facebook–Cambridge Analytica data scandal, and are working on a film about the Sony Pictures hack. They are also working on a TV series "aimed at challenging perceptions of the Arab world as portrayed by such shows as Homeland and Tyrant".
- Rafea: Solar Mama (2012), co-producer
- The Square (2013), co-producer with Noujaim
- The Great Hack (2019), co-director and co-producer with Noujaim
- 2013: Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, 86th Academy Awards, for The Square (shared with Noujaim)
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- Miller, Ross (2 June 2015). "An Oscar-nominated documentary team is working on a film about the Sony hacks". The Verge. Retrieved 2019-09-13.
- "Team Behind Oscar-Nominated Doc 'The Square' Working on Anti-'Tyrant' TV Series". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2019-09-13.
- "Rafea: Solar Mama". Doc NYC. Retrieved 2019-09-13.
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