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.
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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 the award-winning documentary, Rafea: Solar Mama (2013), and teamed up with Angelina Jolie to executive produce the Academy Award nominated animated feature, The Breadwinner (2017). His most recent film, The Great Hack, premiered at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival and launched globally on Netflix on July 24th of this year. He is currently in production on a documentary series for HBO about NXIVM.