Usama Alshaibi is an Iraqi-born, American experimental and documentary filmmaker currently based in Colorado. He has made dozens of short films and several feature-length films. Two feature films, Muhammad and Jane and Profane, are fictional narratives. Nice Bombs is a documentary about Alshaibi's return to Baghdad in 2003, two decades after he left it as a child.
Alshaibi's short films are in the style of the Cinema of Transgression movement of the '80s and typically feature scantily-clad women put in erotic situation. A selection of these films are compiled on the DVD Solar Anus Cinema. (Also streaming on Vimeo.) Alshaibi also collaborates frequently with his wife Kristie, a performance artist. In addition to making films, from 2000 to 2005, they ran the Z Film Festival in Chicago.
Learn more about this filmmaker at his official website.