Mohamed Diab

Mohamed Diab was born in Mecca, Saudi Arabia in 1977. Having migrated to Egypt, he studied commerce at Suez Canal University in Ismailia before pursuing film at the New York Film Academy. In 2011, Diab received a Webby Special Achievement Award for his role as a social media activist during the revolution in Egypt, for "embodying the spirit of the Internet and harnessing its power to bring freedom and democracy to [his] nation." Prior to his directorial debut Cairo 678, he was the writer of four films (Real Dreams, The Island, The Replacement, and Congratulations), which enjoyed commercial success in Egypt.


Artist Talk: Mohamed Diab

October 14, 2013, 5:00 p.m.

In this intimate conversation with Egyptian Writer/Director Mohamed Diab, he discussed his transition from working as a screenwriter of Egyptian blockbusters to sitting in the director's chair. Read More

Cairo 678

October 10, 2013, 7:00 p.m.

Screening as part of the Film Society's Artist in Residence program, Mohamed Diab's feminist drama tackling the issue of sexual harassment in Egypt. Read More