Thu. May 20, 2021 @ 17:00 PT

Awards Spotlight: The Vow

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About the Event

HBO’s The Vow is a documentary series directed by Emmy®-winning and Academy award nominated Jehane Noujaim and Karim Amer. With remarkable access to insiders and former members, The Vow follows a range of people who joined NXIVM, a self-improvement group that disintegrated with criminal charges brought against its highest members. The show takes a deep look at the experiences of many of the group’s participants, spotlighting their desire for personal growth and their internal conflicts over events as they unfold

Get an exclusive screener to The Vow and behind the scenes in a digital conversation feat. Directors/Executive Producers Jehane Noujaim and Karim Amer; moderated by Los Angeles Times TV Critic Lorraine Ali.

This digital event will have ASL and Captioning provided.


Panelist Bios

Karim Amer, Director/Executive Producer

Karim Amer is an Emmy winning and Academy Award-nominated filmmaker, whose verité-style filmmaking brings intimacy and empathy to whatever topic he pursues. Amer’s work is social and political, tackling large issues through individuals experiencing them. His film THE SQUARE (2013), a ground-level view of the Egyptian Revolution, garnered an Oscar nomination, three Emmy wins, and the Audience Award at Sundance. His directorial debut THE GREAT HACK (2019), about the Cambridge Analytica hack, made the Academy Award and Grierson shortlists, received Emmy and BAFTA-nominations, and won a Cinema Eye Award. Amer co-produced THE BREADWINNER (2017) with Angelina Jolie and the Peabody Award-winning series RAMY (2019). He’s currently directing and producing season two of HBO’s series, THE VOW. Karim is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and founder of THE OTHRS, a full-service production company, with producer-director Jehane Noujaim.

Jehane Noujaim, Director/Executive Producer

Jehane Noujaim is an Emmy-winning and Academy Award-nominated filmmaker, whose verité-style brings intimacy and empathy to whatever topic she pursues. Beginning with her early films, RAFEA: SOLAR MAMA, CONTROL ROOM and STARTUP.COM, Noujaim’s work is social and political. Her film, THE SQUARE garnered an Oscar nomination, three Emmy wins, and the Audience Award at Sundance. THE GREAT HACK made the Academy Award and Grierson shortlists, received Emmy and BAFTA-nominations, and won a Cinema Eye Award. Noujaim co-produced THE BREADWINNER with Angelina Jolie and the Peabody Award winning series RAMY. She’s been nominated three times for the DGA Award and has been awarded the TED prize. Noujaim is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and co-founder of THE OTHRS, a production company, with producer-director Karim Amer. She’s currently directing and producing season two of HBO’s series, THE VOW.