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​Nadia Shihab explores the personal, the relational, and the diasporic across film, visual art and sound. 

She is the director of several short films and the feature-length film JADDOLAND -- winner of five festival jury awards, including the Independent Spirit "Truer than Fiction" Award in 2020. Her work has screened internationally, including at the Centre Pompidou, Walker Art Center and Berkeley Art Museum, and has received support from the Sundance Documentary Fund, AFAC, CAAM, Tribeca Film Institute and Firelight Media. She was a Fulbright Scholar to Turkey and her work as an artist is preceded by a decade of work as a community practitioner and affordable housing advocate in the San Francisco Bay Area.

 

She was raised in Texas by immigrant parents from Iraq and Yemen and is currently an Assistant Professor in Film in the School for the Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada.