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 monthly for Egyptian journalist collective, Mada Masr, and occasionally for the London Review of Books.
He is on the Board of the Palestine Festival of Literature, and has worked as Festival Producer since 2010.
He is currently writing a novel set during the Egyptian revolution. And once that's out of his system wants to do something completely different for a while...