Baghdad, Iowa premiers in Portland

Open Signal is proud to host a Portland showing of The Seventh Art Stand, a nationwide screening and discussion series presented by over fifty theaters, museums and community centers in the United States, which seeks to clarify the myths perpetuated by Islamophobia. 

This screening, hosted by Los Angeles-based filmmaker Vivian Hua, will feature short films by filmmakers from all over the country, including “Baghdad, Iowa” by Colorado filmmaker Usama Alshaibi; “Um Aballah” by New York filmmaker Sahar al-Sawaf; “Thyme” by Florida filmmaker Jude Cherab; and “Searching Skies” by Hua. 

Following the screening, Hua will discuss the works shown with Alshaibi over Skype.  Screening date is June 21.

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