Mohammed Khan speaks during the Alexandria Film Festival, Oct. 12, 2013.
AP Photo/Amira Mortada, El Shorouk Newspaper
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Celebrated Egyptian film director Mohamed Khan died in Cairo Tuesday aged 73 after a prolific career of engaged filmmaking.One of Egypt's leading cinematic figures since the 1980s, when he spearheaded the country's neorealist movement, Khan has made a series of films tackling social issues, not infrequently revolving around female protagonists.That work was one of three of the director's films to be included in a Dubai International Film Festival publication from 2013 feting the top 100 Arab films of all time.Khan debuted his penultimate feature "Factory Girl" at DIFF 2013 . Khan remained concerned with the state of Egyptian society to the very end.Khan is survived by a highly talented family.
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