From a Distant New York: An interactive film screening


June 10, 2020
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm


Open To Public

An interactive screening of The World Before Your Feet featuring in-depth conversations with the team that brought it to light.

About this Event
There are 8,000 miles of roads and paths in New York City and for the past six years Matt Green has been walking them all – every street, park, cemetery, beach, and bridge.

Executive produced by Oscar nominee Jesse Eisenberg and directed by Jeremy Workman, “The World Before Your Feet” is a tribute to an endlessly fascinating city and the freedom to be found, wherever you live, in simply taking a walk.

Join us on June 10th for a special screening of the 90-minute documentary, interspersed with live conversations with the dream team behind the film, moderated by Emirati filmmaker Amal Al Agroobi.

Follow this link to register for the virtual event.

*Note: Registered attendees will receive an email closer to the date with necessary links and instructions to tune in.


Amal Al Agroobi is a film director, producer and writer. Her most notable work includes ‘Half Emirati’, a short documentary exploring mixed marriages, ‘The Brain That Sings’ (2013), a feature documentary following a child with Autism, and ‘Under the hat’, her debut short fictional dramedy. Amal’s passion lies predominantly in themes of social injustice with character-driven stories that discuss identity, personality and the understanding of human character.

Jeremy Workman is an editor, producer and director known for such documentaries as Magical Universe, Who Is Henry Jaglom?, and the “One Track Mind” segment of True New York. Jeremy’s documentaries have played at such film festivals as SXSW, Tribeca, DocNYC, Hamptons, Slamdance, Melbourne, AFI, Woodstock, Big Sky Documentary, IFFBoston, among several others.

Matt Green is a former engineer and present wanderer who set out nearly 7 years go with the simple goal of walking every block in all five boroughs of New York City. Prior to this he trekked 3,100 miles across the U.S., alone, on foot, from Rockaway Beach in New York to Rockaway Beach, Oregon. His blog “I’m Just Walkin’” documents his journeys and the people and places he encounters along the way.

Jesse Eisenberg is a writer, actor and producer known for his roles in films like The Art of Self Defense, The Hummingbird Project, Batman v. Superman, Cafe Society, Now You See Me, The End of the Tour, and of course for his Oscar nominated performance in The Social Network. He is a contributor to The New Yorker Magazine and author of the book Bream Gives Me Hiccups.


ATÖLYE is a community-powered organization that combines a strategic design studio, creative hub and learning academy under one roof. Based in Istanbul and a recent addition to the kyu collective, ATÖLYE has launched its first international hub in the UAE to support the local creative community through impactful events and purpose-driven work.

Palmwood is a social impact studio co-founded by the UAE Government and IDEO, the global design firm. Their mission is to elevate the creative capabilities of the country, bridging the worlds of design and government to create human-centred change for our nation.

The U.S. Consulate in Dubai Public Affairs Section is dedicated to strengthening the ties between the U.S. and the UAE through art, music, film, exchanges, and education initiatives.

The American Film Showcase is the premier American film diplomacy program organizing screenings and workshops with American filmmakers in more than 40 countries. AFS is a partnership between the department of state’s bureau of educational and cultural affairs and USC’s School of Cinematic Arts.