Nadia Shihab
Nadia shihab

Nadia Shihab is a filmmaker and artist whose work explores the personal, the relational, and the diasporic. Her first feature documentary JADDOLAND was awarded five festival jury awards including the Independent Spirit "Truer than Fiction" Award and went on to broadcast for three seasons on US public television. Her work has screened internationally in venues which include Cinema du RĂ©el at the Centre Pompidou, Walker Art Center, Sursock Museum, Berkeley Art Museum, Black Star Film Festival, Images Festival, DOXA, Kassel Dokfest and Cairo International Film Festival. She is a Fulbright Scholar, a MacDowell Colony Fellow, and has received support from the Sundance Institute, Firelight Media, Arab Fund for Arts and Culture, Center for Asian American Media, and Tribeca Film Institute. She was raised in west Texas by immigrant parents from Iraq and Yemen and is an Assistant Professor in Film in the School for the Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University.