Nadia Shihab explores the personal, the relational, and the diasporic through film, collage and sound.
She is the director of several short films and the feature-length film JADDOLAND, a documentary set in her mother Lahib Jaddo's home in Texas. The film was awarded five festival jury awards, including an Independent Spirit "Truer than Fiction" Award in 2020, and went on to broadcast on the America Reframed series on US public television.
Her work has shown in exhibitions and festivals internationally, including at the Centre Pompidou, Walker Art Center, Berkeley Art Museum, Arab American National Museum, DOXA, CAAMFest, and New Orleans Film Festival. She is a Fulbright Scholar and the recipient of fellowships and awards from the Sundance Institute, Center for Asian American Media, Firelight Media, BAVC Mediamaker Fellowship, and the Flaherty Film Seminar.
She holds a Master of Fine Art (2021) and a Master in City Planning (2009) from the University of California at Berkeley. She was raised in Texas by immigrant parents from Iraq & Yemen, and lives and works in Oakland, California.