In March 2012, as the mass protests of the Arab Spring were violently put down by the regime in Cairo, Omar Sharif Jr. published an open letter to the Egyptian people. His goal: Harness the power of Pride in the fight for freedom.
“Last January, I left Egypt with a heavy heart,” Sharif wrote from his new home, Los Angeles. “I traveled to America, leaving behind my family, friends, and compatriots who were in the midst of embarking on a heroic journey toward self-determination,” wrote the grandson of the legendary star of “Dr. Zhivago” and “Lawrence of Arabia.”