Mo Harawe was born in Mogadishu. He discovered his passion for the cinema through 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 Mo 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 Muhamed Harawe won the BKA Startstipendium for his new feature film “The village next to Paradise” that he is now developing.