Director: Nadia Shihab


“[Shihab's] contemplation of the meaning of home unfolds also as a deeply moving meditation on the impact of time.” - Lisa Elin, Houston Film Critics Society


A visit to her mother’s home art studio in Texas prompts the filmmaker to explore the meaning of home and the search for belonging across three generations of her Iraqi family.


Special Jury Mention for Best Documentary - New Orleans Film Festival
Special Jury Award for Documentary Feature - Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival
Best Documentary Feature - Austin Asian American Film Festival
Special Jury Award - San Diego Asian American Film Festival
Truer Than Fiction Award - Independent Spirit Awards


Ashland Independent Film Festival - Austin Asian American Film Festival - Ecrans du Réel, Beirut [ MENA PREMIERE ] - CAAMFest - Dallas International Film Festival - DOXA Documentary Film Festival - Ecrans du Réel Beirut - Flatland Film Festival - Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival - Houston Cinema Arts Festival - Indie Grits - Kassel Dokfest [ EUROPEAN PREMIERE ] - Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival - New Orleans Film Festival [ WORLD PREMIERE ]

Markets and Forums

IFP Documentary Lab

Development Residencies

The MacDowell Colony - Djerassi Resident Artists Program

Supported by

The Sundance Documentary Fund - Tribeca Film Institute (Tribeca All Access) - Center for Asian American Media - Firelight Media - Center for Cultural Innovation - Enjaaz, a Dubai Film Market Initiative

Coproduced with

Jaddoland LLC

Year of production: 2018
Duration: 90 mins
Language: English, Arabic, Turkmen
Available Subtitles: English
Distribution: Grasshopper Film
Broadcast: World Channel (USA)