Egyptian filmmaker Mohamed Diab was chosen as the 2013 artist-in-residence by the San Francisco Film Society. He will be in the Bay Area 1 – 15 October 2013 to participate in high school and college classroom appearances, a screening of his debut feature film, Cairo 678 (Egypt) 2010 at New People Cinema (1746 Post Street between Buchanan and Webster in San Francisco) Thursday 10 October 2013 at 7:00 PM, and a free artist talk at FilmHouse (1426 Fillmore Street between Ellis and O’Farrell in San Francisco) Monday 14 October 2013 at 5:00 PM. For more information, tickets, and reservations see the San Francisco Film Society web site.
Mohamed Diab was born 1977 in Mecca, Saudi Arabia and migrated to Egypt. After receiving a degree in commerce from Suez Canal University in Ismallia, a small city east of Cairo, he majored in cinema at the New York Film Academy. He wrote the scripts for four other films before directing Cairo 678, which deals with the sexual harassment of women in Egypt.
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