Film & Discussion: Cairo 678

When & Where
The Commonwealth Club of California - San Francisco
595 Market Street 2nd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105
October 7, 2013 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
415 597 6700


“Three Cairene women 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.” —Robert Avila

The film screening will be followed by a discussion with filmmaker Mohamed Diab and producer Sarah Goher.

The World Affairs Council would like to thank the San Francisco Film Society for co-organizing this event. This film screening is presented as part of the San Francisco Film Society’s Artist in Residence program, in partnership with Compound.

Speaker:    Mohamed Diab, Filmmaker