Photo courtesy of Omar Robert Hamilton official Facebook page
CAIRO – 16 September 2017: Egyptian filmmaker Omar Robert Hamilton will discuss his debut drama/revolutionary novel “The City Always Wins” at the Netherlands-Flemish Institute in Zamalek on Thursday.
Hamilton’s debut novel depicts the intense atmosphere of the Egyptian revolution in 2011, highlighting the mass protests and the silence of the morgue through chronological events that echoed worldwide, according to the event’s official Facebook page.
"We've been doing the same thing for hundreds of years. Marching, fighting, chanting, dying, changing, winning, losing. This time will be different. This time the future can still be made new. You need discipline to win a war. You need chaos to win an insurgency. So which are we?” a part of The City Always Wins reads.
Hamilton is the co-founder of Egyptian-based Mosireen and a contributer at several newspapers, including The Guardian, Mada Masr, and the London Review of Books. He was deemed successful in documenting the sequence of the revolutionary events through the past three years.
An English-based novel published last June, The City Always Wins will be translated into Arabic in the upcoming period.