Episode 36

Published on:

3rd Aug 2020

Amr Gamal: A Love Story for a Beloved City

Independent Yemeni film and theatre director Amr Gamal returns to the podcast to share more about his work and love for Aden. He talks about the power of comedy, and says, “When you mix tragedy with comedy it’s easier to swallow.” Amr also shares how, as he’s taken his work out of the country, he’s learned that, “People everywhere can understand your art if it’s from your heart.” He speaks candidly about his devotion to the city of Aden and his commitment to do whatever he can to give Aden the justice she deserves. Amr urges Yemenis living abroad, “Go see the world and come back. We need Yemenis to come back and re-build this country. If we all leave, who will stay and who will give justice to Yemen?”



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About the Podcast

Yemen News
News and Stories from the Yemeni People
After living in Yemen for 10 years, and now assisting the Yemen response from abroad for five years I have realized the importance of telling the stories of Yemenis inside Yemen.
This podcast features up to date news coming out of Yemen. How are Yemenis living? What is the real situation on the ground? Listen to the stories of their joys, fears, suffering, and resilience and learn about opportunities for you to be a part of their story.

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Alex Williams

Alex Williams founded Yemen News in 2020. Alex lived in Yemen for ten years where he worked in the private sector. For the last five years, he has been assisting the response of local civil society organizations in Yemen while living abroad. He visited Yemen again in 2019 and the visit motivated him to create more opportunities for Yemenis to tell their stories directly to the international community.