Muhamed Harawe (Mo. Harawe) was born in Mogadishu. He pursued his passion for Cinema by studying at an Art school in Somalia. Since 2009, Mo Harawe has been in Austria where his journey as a filmmaker began. He attended numerous film workshops and realized short films which have been shown at international film festivals and won awards. Besides that, Harawe works as a screenwriter and has written several scripts for feature films. His feature film script "To Mogadishu", which he developed at the DIVERSE GESCHICHTEN SCRIPT LAB, has won the DOR FILM award at the Diagonale Film festival in 2016. In 2019, Harawe won the BKA Startstipendium for his new feature film “The Village Next to Paradise” that he is now developing.