Nadia Shihab explores the personal, the relational, and the diasporic through film, collage and sound.
Her first feature-length film JADDOLAND was awarded five festival jury awards, including the Independent Spirit "Truer than Fiction" Award in 2020. The film went on to broadcast for two seasons on US public television. Her work has shown internationally, including at the Centre Pompidou (Cinema du Reel), Walker Art Center, Berkeley Art Museum, DOXA, CAAMFest, and New Orleans Film Festival. She was a Fulbright Scholar, a Flaherty Film Seminar Fellow, and has held residencies at the MacDowel Colony, Djerassi and SFFILM. 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 the School for the Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada.
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