“Formally, an intriguing depiction of video as forward motion, or as technology of road movies and dreams. Alshaibi intercuts footage of a Southeastern Asian trip with a young man’s venereal disease-influenced fantasies of a strange young woman.”
– Ray Pride (Newcity, August 22, 2002)

“A cryptic meditation on existential alienation.”
Chicago Reader, January 10, 2003

Watch and own Soak

World Premiere at the 2002 Chicago Underground Film Festival

Written and Directed by Usama Alshaibi
Starring Tom G. and Echo Transgression

Musical Composition “An Optimal Embrace for Knifing”
by Magic is Kuntmaster