Born in Egypt, Mohamed Kenawi graduated in Italian Language and Literature from the University of Ain Chams (Cairo-Egypt) and worked as a translator and writer before emigrating to Italy in 2000.
In 2002 he took a diploma in directing and editing at the Rome Cinema School and in 2003 did a specialist courses in editing.
He was an Assistant Producer with Orbit, the satellite television network, in Rome from 2003 to 2006.
Mohamed has broad experience of oral history as a practitioner, teacher and consultant. His oral histories range across social, cultural, environmental, multicultural and political themes and have been made into articles, short feature films, tv programmes and TV documentaries.
Since 2006 he’s been making films with Domino Film the production house company he founded.
With Domino Film, as a writer, director and producer he created a series of documentaries that explore multiculturalism, ethnic minorities and human rights issues outside a legal or formal framework.