Ahmed Amer, screenwriter, director, and producer, lives between Cairo and New York. "Hamlet from the Slums" is his seventh feature as a screenwriter. His writing credits include "Winter of Discontent," (Venice Orizzonti 2013,) dialogue for Shirin Neshat’s film titled "Looking For Oum Kalthoum," and Omar Zohairy's "Feathers of a Father." Amer’s script "Ali, the Goat and Ibrahim" premiered at Dubai Film Festival 2016 and won best actor prize. It also had a wide theatrical release in France. In 2020, Amer has launched A. A. Films to focus on developing and producing Egyptian art house films that tackle contemporary issues hardly portrayed in mainstream Egyptian Cinema. For "Hamlet from the Slums," Amer is teaming up with Film Clinic on the production side. Amer has attended workshops and trainings including Sundance Lab, Eave, Berlinale Talents, and Torino Film Lab.
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