Eli Hamo is filmmaker and social activist. He was born and raised in the Mizrahi immigrant neighborhood Katamonim in Jerusalem. Hamo was among the founders of the Community Theater in Jerusalem in mid ‘70s and the social movement The Tents. He has been teaching theater and cinema to youngsters throughout the years. In the mid ‘90s Hamo was among the founders group of the Mizrahi democratic movement Hakeshet Hademocratit Hamizrahit (The Mizrahi Democratic Rainbow Coalition), a social movement struggling for social justice and cultural freedom in Israel-Palestine. Eli Hamo is well known as the documenter of the social and cultural struggle of the Mizrahim in Israel for the last twenty-five years.
He studied cinema in San Francisco and was the editor of many films.
- The Black Panthers (in Israel) Speak documentary (2003, 53‘)
- Give Thanks ( 2000, video clip)
- Kivun Hadash (New Direction) (1990, 60‘)