Nadine Shamounki was born to Palestinian parents in Beirut, Lebanon and raised in Jordan, Europe and the USA. She acquired her two undergraduate degrees from The University of Maryland in Cultural Anthropology and Art Studio. She finished her M.A. at New School University in Media Studies.
Her previous video work includes the short I Shot The Holy Land, addressing the feeling of being a visitor in one's own homeland and praised by the Washington Diplomat Magazine as "full of artfully placed freeze frames, high speed shots, with the medium used to convey a great deal of feeling in a very compressed time frame."