american arab

American Arab - Documentary trailer (2013)

Read Usama Alshaibi's "Forced Artist Statement"

"Motion unfixed, in flux, with no obvious resolution – this is an exciting place for me to explore. The notion of the immigrant, the sense of displaced citizen in transition, is becoming a contemporary reality for many of us. With real and imagined fears of global terrorism and an unstable economy, we are all, in a sense, experiencing a state of anxiety and transformation."

Baby joy for Usama Alshaibi

Congratulations to Kartemquin Diversity Fellow Usama Alshaibi and his wife Kristie on the birth of their baby girl, named Muneera Cinema Alshaibi. Muneera was born August 30, 2011 at 6:31pm. Usama explains that, "the name Muneera means 'luminous or brilliant light'. So with the middle name Cinema her name means "brilliant light in motion."



Monday, September 26, 2011 7:00 pm

Kenilworth Square East 508
1925 E Kenilworth Pl
Milwaukee, WI

American Arab director Usama Alshaibi will shows clips from the film and participate in a panel discussion with Affnan Mohammed and Arab-American studies expert Dr. Louise Cainkar (Marquette University). The panel is part of the Milwaukee Film Festival's tribute to 45 years of Kartemquin Films. Get more information.


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