Nice Bombs DVD now available

My documentary on my 2004 trip to Baghdad, Iraq is on DVD and you can buy it directly from me. Click here to purchase. 

Nice Bombs DVD
My Journey Back to Iraq
76 minutes
In Nice Bombs, filmmaker Usama Alshaibi returns to Baghdad to reunite with his family after nearly 24 years. This documentary navigates through his unique relationship to an Iraq that is much different than the country of his childhood.Usama captures the conflicting reactions to the conditions of life in Baghdad. Through a wide range of opinions and experiences he provides a broad panorama of voices long neglected under Saddam’s regime.With humor and resilience Nice Bombs explores Usama’s dual role as both Iraqi and American.

Director: Usama Alshaibi
Format: Multiple Formats, Color, Full Screen, NTSC, Subtitled
Language: English
Subtitles: English
Region: Region 1

American Arab now on iTunes and Cable VOD

We are excited to announce that American Arab is now available to watch on iTunes and select Cable VOD outlets: ATT Uverse, Verizon Fios, Charter, and Cablevision.

From Kartemquin films:

The film world premiered at IDFA 2013, the world’s largest documentary festival, and had its US premiere at the 2014 Big Sky Documentary Festival before gaining an honorable mention as the closing night film of the Chicago Underground Film Festival.

The American Library Association praised it as a “a potent discussion starter,” and Documentary magazine wrote that “in the great tradition of American personal documentary film, Alshabi also struggles with what it means to be a filmmaker who happens to be Arab-American. Less concerned with aesthetics than ideas, he uses the camera as a tool to dig for answers about identity, art and filmmaking that are often overlooked.”

Explore Usama’s unique perspective today on iTunes and Cable VOD! Our thanks to Passion River for getting the film on these outlets. The film is also available to screen for institutions through Cinema Guild.