Kamal Abu-Shamsieh

Kamal Abu-Shamsieh has worked on various documentary films addressing the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, most notably “Journey to the Occupied Land” from Frontline PBS. He holds an MA in Christian-Muslim relations from Hartford Seminary, and he is currently a Ph.D. candidate focusing on practical theology, ethics, and law at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley. He is a chaplain affiliated with Stanford Hospital and travels extensively to train chaplains in Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Jordan, Oman, across the U.S., and in Europe. He works for Hinds Hospice, he previously served as director of the Islamic Cultural Center of Fresno from 2005-2012, and he previously held a leadership position with both the Muslim Public Affairs Council in Los Angeles and the Interfaith Alliance in Washington, D.C. For Filmworks, Kamal serves on the development committee working on community outreach and on the marketing committee as a contributing writer.

Every second Friday of the month, Fresno Filmworks screens first-run independent and international movies at the historic Tower Theatre.