JADDOLAND

In this intimate feature documentary, director Nadia Shihab observes her mother, Lahib Jaddo, in her own daily artistic practice.  As an Iraqi-American family, they are something of an island in the small town of Lubbock, Texas.  Using their sweet mother-daughter relationship as a central thread, Jaddoland explores themes of assimilation, longing for homeland, and the many layers in between.

Jury Special Mention (Documentary Features Competition)
New Orleans Film Festival 2018