Karim Amer

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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),[1] the former of which earned them a nomination for an Academy Award.

Life and work[edit]

Amer and film making partner and wife Jehane Noujaim[2] met whilst she was filming The Square,[3] 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. Initially, Noujaim and Amir meant out to make a documentary revolving around the Sony Pictures hack, however the film evolved and shifted course as they started looking at how people's minds have been hacked and changed, which led to The Great Hack about the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica data scandal.[4][5][6][7][2][8]

Amer and Noujaim have directed The Vow a documentary series revolving around NXIVM and its leader Keith Raniere for HBO.[9][10]

They are also developing a TV series "aimed at challenging perceptions of the Arab world as portrayed by such shows as Homeland and Tyrant".[11]

Films[edit]

Nominations[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Carole Cadwalladr (20 July 2019). "The Great Hack: the film that goes behind the scenes of the Facebook data scandal". The Guardian. Retrieved 2019-09-13. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b Barnes, Henry (3 June 2015). "Sony hacking saga to feature in cyber-crime documentary". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2019-09-13 – via www.theguardian.com. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Thompson, Anne (1 August 2019). "'The Great Hack' Terrified Sundance Audiences, and Then the Documentary Got Even Scarier". IndieWire. Retrieved 2019-09-13. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ Thompson, Anne (August 1, 2019). "'The Great Hack' Terrified Sundance Audiences, and Then the Documentary Got Even Scarier". IndieWire. Retrieved May 17, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ Johnson, Eric (July 31, 2019). "Cambridge Analytica made "ethical mistakes" because it was too focused on regulation, former COO says". Vox. Retrieved May 17, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ Siegel, Tatiana (June 2, 2015). "Sony Hack Movie in the Works from Oscar-Nominated Team (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 17, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ 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. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ "The Great Hack: how the Cambridge Analytica-Facebook scandal unfolded". The National. Retrieved 2019-09-13. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ Pederson, Erik (April 18, 2019). "HBO Sets Docuseries On NXIVM, Self-Help Group Tied To Sex-Trafficking Case". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 17, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ "HBO Documentary Series to Look Inside the NXIVM Organization". HBO. April 18, 2019. Retrieved May 17, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  11. ^ "Team Behind Oscar-Nominated Doc 'The Square' Working on Anti-'Tyrant' TV Series". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2019-09-13. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  12. ^ "Rafea: Solar Mama". Doc NYC. Retrieved 2019-09-13. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  13. ^ "First Egyptian film at Oscars not shown at home". Washington Examiner. 27 February 2014. Retrieved 2019-09-13. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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