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."
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.