Usama Alshaibi

Contact Information


Office: A208 Behavioral Sciences Building

Role: Adjunct

Position: Visiting Assistant Professor

  • Film Studies

Department: Communication Studies


Usama Alshaibi was born in Baghdad, Iraq, and spent his formative years living between the United States and the Middle East. He's an active filmmaker, with several short films, documentaries and feature films to his credit. His films have screened at underground and international film festivals and have received grants from the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture, the MacArthur Foundation, the Playboy Foundation, and the Creative Capital Foundation. His documentary films have premiered on the Sundance Channel, PBS and other television stations across the globe. Feature articles have been written about his work in such places as the Chicago TribuneTime OutPunk Planet and Variety. His latest documentary, American Arab, had a world premiere at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam and has secured domestic and international distribution. Usama is currently in production on a feature-length animated memoir called Boy from War.


M.F.A, University of Colorado, Film Studies

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