- Usama Alshaibi was born in Baghdad, Iraq and spent his formative years living between the United States and the Middle East. His films have received grants from the Creative Capital Foundation, the Playboy Foundation and the MacArthur Foundation, among others. He works in both narrative and documentary feature films. His latest documentary, American Arab, had a world premiere at the International Documentary FIlm Festival Amsterdam. Click to read more.
- Baghdad, Iowa and cinema of the unseen
- The End of Iraq?
- American Arab in Boston September 11 at Bright Lights Film Series at Emerson College
- American Arab plays in Iowa City at the Landlocked Film Festival
- American Arab at the Sydney Underground Film Festival, Saturday, September 6
- Underground Film Journal Reviews American Arab
- Usama Alshaibi interview in Film Yap
- Interview with Arabic AlJazeera Documentary Channel from July 14, 2014
- Official website for American Arab
- American Arab signs with Passion River
- American Arab premiere at the Indy Film Fest- Indianapolis
- American Arab screening at the Maine International Film Festival