AFAC Documentary Program - 2017
Tala Hadid made her first feature documentary film Sacred Poet on Pier Paolo Pasolini. Her films have screened at film festivals around the world, including Berlin and Venice and shown, among other venues, at the MoMA and Lincoln Center in NYC, The Walker Arts Center, La Cinémathèque Française in Paris and the Photographer’s Gallery in London. Her films have received numerous awards, including an Oscar from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. In 2014, Hadid completed work on Itarr el Layl (The Narrow Frame of Midnight). The award-winning film premiered at the Toronto film Festival and went on to screen at numerous film festivals and venues around the world, including the Lincoln Center in New York, the Rome Film Festival, London Film Festival and the Walker Arts Center. In 2017, Hadid's latest project, House in the Fields, was an official selection at the Berlin Film Festival where it was nominated for the Glashütte Original Documentary Award. The film was also the recipient of the Commune di Milano prize for best feature film at the 2017 FCAAL Milano Film Festival.