Omer Shamir is an MFA graduate of the Steve Tisch School of Film and Television. During high school and undergraduate programs he lived in India, Mexico and the United States. He made several short films that were presented in festivals worldwide and directed segments for the Netflix Original documentary series “Stories of a Generation” with the participation of Pope Francis and Martin Scorsese. He is co-writing with director Udi Aloni his upcoming feature film and in 2024 will be distributing a short film "A Thousand Sheep" produced by La Cellule. He is currently in the post-production of his first feature documentary “The Abstract and the Very Real” produced by Deux Beaux Garçons. Shamir resides in Paris.

Waiting Room

Having escaped Gaza for the safety of Egypt with his wife and four children, a Palestinian photojournalist takes shelter in a rented apartment in Cairo. A close look at one family’s experience of displacement in real time: a fragile balance of the mundane and the dramatic while the war rages on.


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