Omar Robert Hamilton is a filmmaker and writer.
He helped found Cairo's Mosireen Collective, making dozens of short documentaries on the Egyptian Revolution. At the height of global interest Mosireen was the most watched non-profit YouTube channel in the world. It remains the most watched in Egypt of all time.
Alongside documentary, his most recent fiction short, Though I Know the River is Dry (2013), premiered in competition at Rotterdam where it won the Prix UIP and was nominated for Best Short Film at the European Film Awards.
He writes occasionally for Egyptian journalist collective, Mada Masr, and the London Review of Books blog.
He is on the Board of the Palestine Festival of Literature, where he was a founding staff member and the Festival Producer from 2011 to 2014.
He is currently editing a feature documentary on the Egyptian revolution and working on a novel set between Egypt, Palestine and New York.