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Technical Instructor and Adviser of the Arts and New Media Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Omar Shoukri is active as a film director, music producer, and educator. He completed his MFA in interdisciplinary creative arts practice (Plymouth University, UK) and is currently pursuing his PhD. His research explores the intersections of experimental film and music with the examination of identity in social hierarchies, anthropology, and the subconscious.
Since 1994, his work is in documenting and exploring narratives, visually or acoustically, between different cultures and languages. This initiated a journey from his origin in Stuttgart, Germany across prestigious Broadcast TV Networks, event, and film production companies in Berlin (SAT.1 TV), London (CNN / BBC Arabic), Los Angeles (Admusic), New York (Mckinsey & Co.) and Dubai (MBC).
As a filmmaker his work has been featured at the NYUAD Institute, Imagine Science Film Festival Abu Dhabi, Goethe Institute Barcelona, Transart Institute New York and Berlin.
As a musician and DJ he has received continuous international commissions and performances including the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, Liverpool Arts Festival, Uferstudios Berlin, Abu Dhabi Classic Radio, and MTV Arabia.
His academic path originated in 2006, when he taught various aspects of film and music production to undergraduate classes at Middlesex University. This led him to consult with the BBC Academy on media training initiatives for government entities, and eventually to thrive in the multi-national community at New York University Abu Dhabi.