Film review for Profane

“There’s a cinematic mastery lying at the very core of Profane…”

Great review for my underground film Profane. Read more at the The Independent Film Critic. 

“Kara portrays Muna masterfully by refusing to peel away the layers of her complex persona. Profane isn’t a film for the casual moviegoer, because it requires active listening and participation.”
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“The original music by Ehsan Ghoreishi is haunting and deeply felt, while Alshaibi’s camera work is at times stunning in its intimacy and its heartbreak. While it may seem absurd to mention in a film with so much nudity (and there’s a lot!), Maha Moda deserves kudos for her costume design here. ”

 

The Flowering premiers in Winnipeg, Canada


BANNED! Pt. 1 – FILMS FROM IRAQ
Thursday, March 9th
$10 / Free for Immigrants
All proceeds to the ACLU

Proudly presented by the Winnipeg Underground Film Fest and Ace Art Inc.

THESE FILMS KILL FASCISTS

Please join us for this amazing collection of experiments and observations from Iraq, filmed in Iraq and in most cases by Iraqi filmmakers.

‘There, The Gun’ by Jamal Penjweny, 9min
‘Fan and Coffee’ by Rebeen Hamarafiq, 1min
‘The Flowering’ by Usama Alshaibi, 5min
‘Dream City’ by Emma Piper-Burket, 50min

Obama acceptance speech in Chicago

When I lived and worked in Chicago I was covering the Election Night Victory Speech in Grant Park. It was a historical and electrical evening for America as the first African-American became our president. Here are some photos I took that night on November 4, 2008.