Working across film, collage and sound, Nadia Shihab engages with personal history and feminist diasporic narratives to reassemble and reimagine the disparate and fragmented into new relationships of resonance. She collaborates with family often, and considers her work as both an act of record-keeping as well as a process of translation, following the ways culture and identity can be reimagined across generations and landscapes.
She was a Fulbright Scholar to Turkey and worked as a community practitioner for over a decade before beginning her first feature-length film, JADDOLAND, which was awarded five festival jury awards, including an IFP Independent Spirit Award in 2020.
Her work has been screened and exhibited widely, including at the Centre Pompidou, Walker Art Center, Arab American National Museum, DOXA, CAAMFest, Dubai International Film Festival, Kassel Dokfest, Ashland Independent Film Festival, LA Asian Pacific Film Festival and New Orleans Film Festival, among others. She lives and works in Oakland, California.