Please join us for a screening of Cairo 678 (Egypt, 2010), directed by Mohamed Diab. Pizza and soft drinks will be available at 6:00pm. The film will start at 6:15pm.

This event is co-sponsored by the Outreach Program at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies.

Watch the Trailer here:

About Cairo 678:
Three women from Cairo from different backgrounds join together in uneasy solidarity to combat the sexual harassment that has impacted each of their lives. We begin on an overcrowded bus line, dreaded by Fayza as a daily site of humiliation and anguish. Responding to a self-defense talk by Seba, whose own assault has driven her marriage apart, Fayza fights back—and soon has a police detective searching for her amid public panic. Meanwhile, Nelly, an aspiring comic, faces pressure from family to drop a lawsuit against her attacker. Mohamed Diab’s deftly braided narrative tells a gripping, timely social tale through its patchwork of interconnected lives and deeds.

About the Director:
Mohamed Diabwas 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. Prior to making his directorial debut, he was writer of four films (Real Dreams, The Island, The Replacement, and Congratulations). Cairo 678 is his first feature film.