Omar Robert Hamilton is an Egyptian independent filmmaker and the producer of the annual Palestine Festival of Literature. His first short, "When I Stretch Forth Mine Hand", an experimental film made in collaboration with Suheir Hammad's poetry screened at fifteen international festivals. His second, "Maydoum" (2010), premiered in competition at the 2010 Dubai International Film Festival, and stars Khalid Abdalla.
Independent filmmaker, producer and photographer Omar Robert HAMILTON (b. 1984, UK) studied English Literature at Oxford and is based in Cairo. He is the founder of the Palestine Festival of Literature in Jerusalem and co-founder of the Mosireen Film collective, which arose from the Egyptian revolution. Though I Know The River Is Dry (2013) is the first independent, crowd-sourced film in the post-revolutionary Arab world. Hamilton's photographs have been published by The Guardian, BBC News and The Economist.
FILMOGRAPHY (all short, selection)
The Night Bleeds Lust (2009),
Eyes on the Prize (2009),
When I Stretch Forth Mine Hand (2009),
The Camel Battle (2011, doc),
Bloody Wednesday: The Battle of Tahrir Sq (2011, doc),
The People Demand the Fall of the Regime (2012, doc),
Though I Know the River Is Dry (2013)
Omar Robert Hamilton bağımsız film ve her yıl düzenlenen Filistin Edebiyat Festivali'nin yapımcısı.
Suheir Hammad'ın şiiriyle ortak yapılmış deneysel bir film olan ilk kısa filmi "Elimi Uzatınca", 15 uluslararası festivalde gösterildi. Khalid Abdalla'nın (Uçuş 93, Uçurtma Avcısı) oynadığı, ikinci filmi "Maydoum" ilk kez 2010 Dubai Uluslararası Film Festivali'nde yarışma bölümünde yayınlandı.