A young Muslim sex worker has a crisis of spiritual identity after connecting with a devout cab driver.
Movie Trailer: Baghdad, Iowa
Baghdad, Iowa is the latest film by Usama Alshaibi and is a metaphysical road trip across a dreamy landscape and into a tortured psyche.
Streaming: American Arab
Iraqi-American filmmaker Usama Alshaibi explores the nature of his own family’s dual sense of identity, the experiences of other Arab Americans and the depictions of Arabs in mainstream media.
2015 Brisbane Underground Film Festival: Official Lineup
The fifth annual Brisbane Underground Film Festival continues the scrappy little fest’s continuing mission to bring a little bit of cinematic oddballness to an underserved spot on the globe. The fest takes place on Jan. 8-10 at the Brisbane Powerhouse. The fest kicks off on Jan. 8 with some local flavor, the documentary Gone Lesbo
2014 Sydney Underground Film Festival: Official Lineup
The 8th annual Sydney Underground Film Festival is screening Usama Alshaibi’s Arab American, Leah Meyerhoff’s I Believe in Unicorns, Andre Perkowski’s Nova Express and loads more great films.
American Arab, the latest provocative documentary by Usama Alshaibi, is both profoundly personal and culturally inquisitive. The film tells his own unique story as well as the stories of other Arabs.
2014 Chicago Underground Film Festival: Award Winners
The 21st annual Chicago Underground FIlm Festival, which ran April 2-6 at the Logan Theatre, has announced their list of award winners. The three panel jury included Brian Chankin, Alison Cuddy and Mike Everleth
2014 Chicago Underground Film Festival: Official Lineup
The 21st annual Chicago Underground Film Festival will screen Usama Alshaibi’s latest documentary American Arab, plus Who Took Johnny; Shadow Zombie; short films by Jodie Mack, Kent Lambert and lots more.
American Arab Nabs International Distribution Deal
American Arab, the new documentary by Iraqi-Amaerican filmmaker Usama Alshaibi, has secured international distribution by Cargo Film & Releasing.
American Arab: Official Trailer And Poster
Kartemquin Films has released the official poster and trailer for the highly anticipated documentary American Arab, directed by Usama Alshaibi. The film will be making it’s debut at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam.