Nadia Shihab, Director/DP/Editor

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Nadia Shihab is a filmmaker and musician based in Oakland. After completing her graduate studies in Urban Planning, she began to meld her interests in geography, power, and the production of space with her creative work in the documentary form. Raised in west Texas by an Iraqi mother and a Yemeni father, she creates work that explores narratives of place, identity and dislocation to forge new ways of rendering personal and collective history. 

Her work has screened in festivals nationally and internationally and has been supported by the IFP Documentary Lab, Tribeca All Access, Firelight Media, the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture, ITVS, Pacific Pioneer Fund, BAVC Mediamaker Fellowship, Djerassi Residency and the San Francisco Film Society FilmHouse Residency. She is currently in post-production on her first feature-length film, Jaddoland.

 

Lahib Jaddo, Associate Producer

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Lahib Jaddo is a visual artist that was born in Bagdad in 1955 to Turkmani parents from Kirkuk and Tel-Afar. The first of five siblings, she spent her childhood in Iraq until her family was exiled in 1965 due to political reasons. She spent her formative years in Beirut, Lebanon. At the age of 22, she moved to the United States and continued her education in Architecture and Art. She settled in Texas to raise her children and become an artist. Lahib is currently is an Associate Professor at the College of Architecture at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. 

 

Sara Maamouri, Editor

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Sara is a documentary filmmaker and transmedia consultant who has been actively editing for the last 12 years in San Francisco.  Originally from Tunisia, she is multi-lingual and has edited films and shorter videos in English, French, Arabic, Italian, Spanish, Greek and Turkish.

Sara co-produced and edited A Revolution in Four Seasons, the story of two women with opposing political views fighting for their different versions of a democratic future, which premiered at Hot Docs in 2016.  Sara also recently edited Twice Upon a Time, a feature length documentary about about the friendship between children of two different countries and generations brought together because of their common experience as war refugees. The film premiered May 31st 2016 at the Lebanese Film Festival, where it was awarded best documentary. It also an official selection at the Edinburgh Film Festival in June 2016.