Amr Gamal lives and works in Aden.
Amr Gamal (b.1983) is an independent Yemeni film and theatre director. In 2001, he received the President’s trophy in theatre script-writing; becoming the youngest Yemeni national to ever win this award at the age of eighteen. In 2005, Gamal established Khaleej Aden Theatre Troupe, the troupe responsible for reactivating the theatre scene since Yemen’s 1994 civil war. He wrote and directed 8 theatre productions between the years of 2005 and 2019. His play ‘Ma’k Nazel’ became the first Yemeni production to be performed in Europe. In spring 2018, production began for his first feature film ’10 days before the wedding’, the film premiered in Aden during the summer, making it the first film to open commercially in Yemen since the last decade. The film continued to be screening for over 8 months and became Yemen’s official submissions to the Oscar in 2018. In Winter 2019, Amr Gamal began development of his next feature film.