Karim Amer is an Egyptian American filmmaker best known for producing The Square (Al Midan) (2013), which received Emmys for directing, cinematography, and editing. Karim produced the award-winning documentary Rafea: Solar Mama (2013) and worked with Angelina Jolie to executive produce the Academy Award–nominated animated feature The Breadwinner (2017). His directorial debut, The Great Hack, premiered at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival.
Güvenç Özel is a lead faculty member and program advisor of IDEAS, a multidisciplinary research and development platform in UCLA Department of Architecture and Urban Design, and the principal of Ozel Office, an interdisciplinary design practice in Los Angeles. A native of Turkey, Özel holds a master of architecture degree from Yale University.