American Arab

Amal_AA1In 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.

Role: Co-Editor (with Usama Alshaibi and Leslie Simmer)
Status: Released (2013)
Director: Usama Alshaibi
Production Company: Kartemquin Films

World Premiere – IDFA 2013
Broadcast – America Reframed, February 9, 2016



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