Since 1919, The New School has been home to scholars, creators, and activists who challenge convention and boldly make their mark on the world.
To celebrate this groundbreaking legacy, we are opening our doors to the public for a weeklong festival of innovative performances, talks, workshops, screenings, exhibitions, and more.

On October 1–6, 2019, join us as we reflect on a century of world-changing ideas and together imagine a new kind of future.

The Festival of New is free and open to all.
Tuesday, October 1 • 5:00pm - 9:00pm
THE GREAT HACK: Film Screening + Conversation

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THE GREAT HACK’s main subjects include Parsons’ own David Carroll who ventured to get inside the truth of Cambridge Analytica’s vaunted but controversial claims on a fact-finding mission that got personal when it came down to recovering his own complete personal data file.

Join us for a conversation with filmmakers Karim Amer and Jehane Noujaim and subject, David Caroll moderated by The Open Mind’s Alexander Heffner, followed by a screening of THE GREAT HACK.

About the Film:

Data has surpassed oil as the world’s most valuable asset. It’s being weaponized to wage cultural and political warfare. People everywhere are in a battle for control of our most intimate personal details. From award-winning filmmakers Karim Amer and Jehane Noujaim, THE GREAT HACK uncovers the dark world of data exploitation with astounding access to the personal journeys of key players on different sides of the explosive Cambridge Analytica/Facebook data scandal.

Academy-Award nominees Amer and Noujaim (The Square, Control Room, Startup.com) continue their tradition of exploring the seismic ripples of social media with this riveting, complex film. THE GREAT HACK forces us to question the origin of the information we consume daily. What do we give up when we tap that phone or keyboard and share ourselves in the digital age?

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Jehane Noujaim

Filmmaker, The Great Hack
Jehane Noujaim is an Academy Award-nominated director whose complex yet emotionally universal films reveal the extraordinary endeavors of everyday people. She directed and produced the feature documentaries, Startup.com (2001) with Chris Hegedus, Control Room (2004), Rafea: Solar... Read More →
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Karim Amer

Filmmaker, The Great Hack
Karim Amer is an Egyptian-American filmmaker based in New York City best known for producing the documentary, The Square (AL MIDAN) (2013). The film was nominated for an Academy Award and received Emmy Awards for Directing, Cinematography, and Editing in 2014. Karim also produced... Read More →
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David Carroll

Associate Professor of Media Design, Parsons School pf Design
David Carroll is associate professor of media design and former Director of the MFA Design and Technology graduate program at the School of Art, Media and Technology at Parsons School of Design at The New School. He is known for legally challenging Cambridge Analytica and related... Read More →

Tuesday October 1, 2019 5:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
Kellen Auditorium