Made during an artist residency project in Omaha, Nebraska, ‘Midwest’ captures aspects of the daily lives of the town’s residents. Passing from day to night, the film shows groups of people loitering on the street and sitting in a café, while images of run-down houses and cars suggest a neglected urban environment. Within this record of ordinary life, the artist brings out the melancholic side of a community which seems to be both drifting along and waiting for something to happen. Nashashibi is interested in how people use the space around them. The film is a companion to ‘Midwest Field’, which shows how the town’s residents spend their time in the green spaces outside the city.