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‘Soon’ playing at the Dragon Boat Film Festival

We play again in Denver, come check out the Colorado Dragon Boat Film Festival, and watch our film Soon at Sie FilmCenter – H2 – Maglione Theater, March 11, 2023, at 11:00 AM
http://www.cdfilm.org

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Allahu Akbar showing in France at the Centre d’art Madeleine-Lambert

A hypnotic video by Usama Alshaibi, reproduces geometric Islamic drawings, taken from a book offered by his father, which he scanned. “They are charged with a transcendental value and show that divine perfection passes through geometry.”
https://www.expressions-venissieux.fr/2022-12-22-centre-dart-madeleine-lambert-avec-motifs-apparents/

 

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DVD releases

TetroVideo, a distributor in Italy has been re-releasing my older films in these limited redesigned DVD’s. Check it out: https://tetrovideo.com/shop/profane-dvd-ultralimited-mediabook-edition/

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Group show in France

My film Allahu Akbar will be screening as part of a group exhibition titled:”Sur le motif” (“On the Pattern”) at the Center d’art Madeleine-Lambert in Vénissieux, France, from December 17, 2022 to February 25, 2023.

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Denver Film Festival

Our short film ‘Soon’ will have its Colorado premiere at the Denver Film Festival, the largest film festival in the Rocky Mountain region.
Tickets on sale now, and it plays on Thursday, November 10 and Friday November 11 at the Sie Film Center in Denver. 
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Chicago Premiere of ‘Soon’

Our short film Soon premiering at the Chicago Underground Film Festival this July, go to cuff.org for more info.

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‘Soon’ World Premiere

Our short film ‘Soon’ playing at Extremely Shorts Film Festival, a program of the Aurora Picture Show, on May 20 & 21, and with a virtual premiere May 27-29.
Click here for more information.

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Teaching Award

I’ve been teaching at Colorado State University for over 7 years and I’m so honored to be receiving this award.
The 14’er Award: This award recognized innovative achievements demonstrating unique vision, creativity and grit.

Colorado State University celebrates award winners at the Provost’s Awards Luncheon. April 14, 2022
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Soon

My first film for this year is titled Soon.

I was thinking about Super 8mm film and my own childhood and all these home movies my father shot and then transferred to a variety of video tapes and systems, and how those moving images mutate and glitch into its own form. The transformation is part of it, the memory, the pain and the history manifesting visually.

I was also thinking about living through war and how trauma is not something you have to suffer through alone, other people who have gone through difficult times can connect to this.

I keep returning to my experience as a child during war— I think I’m also recognizing what my daughter is going through with this pandemic and all the fear that goes with it.

If you are a curator or programmer and want to screen it please email or message me. I co-wrote this with writer and poet Lauren Elizabeth Samblanet , who really helped me shape my text.

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Usama Cinema

A selection of recent short films and older films.
Click here: https://vimeo.com/showcase/1622863