Filmmaker Amal Al-Agroobi spent years living in different countries around the world before returning to her home nation of the United Arab Emirates. She obtained a BSc in Biomedical sciences from the University of Durham, UK and an Msc in Neurosciences from the prestigious research facility at University College London. She then returned and pursued several personal projects, beginning her career in film.
In 2013, she was appointed an executive board member of the Sharjah Business Women's Council under royal decree by HH Dr. Sheikh Sultan Al Qassimi for her commendations in the business and media sectors.
In the same year, she set up the film production company ALAGROOBI Films and won the award for 'Best Up and Coming Filmmaker of 2013' at the Digital Studio Awards in Dubai. Her first film HALF EMIRATI became the most watched film at the Dubai International Film Festival in 2012. She completed the feature documentary film about Autism, THE BRAIN THAT SINGS the following year winning the 'The People's Choice Award 2013'.
2014 sees many new projects for Amal including the documentary, CLIMB OF HOPE and some narrative film projects.
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