Audio stories and reflections on the COVID-19 pandemic from March 14th to April 26th, 2020.
Voices from Usama Alshaibi, Talia Watrous and Muneera Alshaibi. Additional media clips include Doctor Facui, Doctor Suraj Saggar and Donald Trump with reporters.
My two short films, The Flowering and Dream of Samarra, are both playing Friday, November 8 at 10pm at the Spectacle Theatre in Brooklyn, New York. This is part of a program curated by Chris Bell, titled HIDDEN VISIONS: Snapshots of Contemporary Independent Cinema.
More info here.
Check out Kino Klub Split, a film society in Croatia, holding weekly screenings and they’ve been playing many of my films all year. This week they will be showing my short film The Flowering, part of a group show on September 13th.
More info here.
My podcasts, Usama Talk, will be airing on Lumpen Radio! Playing on the FM dial in Chicago 105.5, and streaming on lumpenradio.com this Friday morning and re-broadcasting Saturday morning at 11am Chicago time.
The Muslim Meme will be playing at the Roxie Theatre
We are excited to announce a week-long theatrical run of Filmmakers Unite (FU) at the Roxie Theatre in San Francisco, October 6- 11, 2018!
Filmmakers Unite (FU): a collective response from independent filmmakers to current threats to our democracy, freedom of speech, and civil rights.
Advance tickets recommended here.
The Muslim Meme and Baghdad, Iowa will play at the YallaPunk fest with City of Djinn. More info: YallaPunk is an annual gathering of Arab, Persian, MENA, etc. intersectional creatives. YallaPunk 2018 will take place in Philadelphia from August 31 – September 2, 2018.
My one minute short film Welcome to Baghdad, Iowa will be premiering at the Aurora Picture Show’s Extremely Shorts Film Festival Texas. Very happy to play there again!
My short film The Flowering will have its World Premiere at the 25th Chicago Underground Film Festival.
Starring Madeleine Ours and Daniel Peaslee, with original music written and composed by Micah Bezold, puppeteer and flower creature by Aimee Mayumi, and human creature by Emily Bayless.