As Expo 2020 Dubai enters its final months, filmmaker Amal Al-Agroobi went to visit it for MIME and shared her personal thoughts, tips and faves.
Postponed due to the worldwide pandemic, Expo 2020 started in the fall of 2021 and will last through March 31st of this year. Sustainability, innovations and design are at the core of the world fair which featured pavilions from Europe, the Americas, Asia and beyond. Divided into districts, the area to explore is very vast and wide and Al-Agroobi shared her tips for seeing what you really wish to see while there.
Amal Al-Agroobi is an Emirati documentary filmmaker, director, producer and writer. Now based in Europe, she has always explored the crossroads between cultures and provided roadmaps to encourage an understanding between the West and the Arab world.
She first appeared on our cultural radar in 2012, when her short documentary Half Emirati premiered at the Dubai International Film Festival and became the most watched film there. Al-Agroobi holds a BSc in Biomedical Sciences from University of Durham and MSc in Neurosciences from University College London.
In 2013 she presented the feature documentary The Brain That Sings on reaching children with autism through music therapy. The movie received the Emirates NBD People's Choice Award at the Dubai International Film Festival.
To follow her work, check out Al-Agroobi's website.