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Omar Robert Hamilton
Omar Robert Hamilton is an independent film-maker based in Cairo. His documentary films have been shown on Al Jazeera, Dream and Tahrir TV among others; his photographs have appeared in the Guardian, BBC News, The Economist, Al-Shorouk, the Daily Beast and he has written for various publications, including the Guardian, the BBC and the Big Issue. He was one of a group of film-makers and artists that started the recent Tahrir Cinema initiative and is now working with Mosireen, a media collective in Cairo.  

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Film: Palestine Festival of Literature

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May 2012

Omar Robert Hamilton

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May 2012

Resistance needs to be recorded. Resistance needs symbols: ideas that can travel faster than speech, last longer than memory. Nowhere is this more understood,...
Egyptian Revolution: Bloody Wednesday (2 February 2011)

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December 2011

Omar Robert Hamilton

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December 2011

Almost one year on from the first battles in Tahrir Square, Egypt’s future remains uncertain. Many Egyptians believe that, far from heralding in a...

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November 2014

Conversations About a Play

Louise Stern

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November 2014

Editor’s note: The images in the slideshow document a conversation on paper between the writer and artist Louise Stern...

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May 2016

Two Poems

Sam Buchan-Watts

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May 2016

The Dentist’s Chair       I dreamt of the dentist’s chair, that it wore a smart pair of...

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August 2016

False shadows

Izabella Scott

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August 2016

The ‘beautiful disorder’ of the Forbidden City and the Yuanmingyuan (Garden of Perfection and Light) was first noted by...

 

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