In Kartemquin’s American Arab, Iraqi-born Director Usama Alshaibi takes a provocative look at the contradictions of Arab identity in post 9/11 America, weaving his own life’s journey and “coming-of-Arab” experience into the life stories of several diverse characters. Exploring the values, passions, and hopes of his fellow Arab-Americans, Usama tries to make peace with his conflicted chosen homeland.
World Premiere – IDFA 2013
Broadcast – America Reframed, February 9, 2016
Role: Co-Editor (with Usama Alshaibi and Leslie Simmer)