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Talal Derki

Talal Derki is a director, producer and screenwriter. Talal Derki studied film directing in Athens at Stavrako High Institute of Cinematographic Art and Television, graduation in 2003. He worked as an assistant director for feature film productions and was a director for different Arab TV programs & TV films between 2009 and 2012. He worked as a ... See full bio »

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Ode to Lesvos Director


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 2017 Of Fathers and Sons (Documentary)
 2016 Ode to Lesvos (Documentary short)
 2013 The Return to Homs (Documentary)
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 2017 Of Fathers and Sons (Documentary) (written by)
 2013 The Return to Homs (Documentary) (writer)
 2003 Kalokairini vrohi (Short)
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 2017 Of Fathers and Sons (Documentary) (additional camera)
 2015 P.O.V. (TV Series documentary) (camera operator - 1 episode)
- Return to Homs (2015) ... (camera operator)
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 2017 People of the Wasteland (Documentary short) (producer) (completed)
 2017 Of Fathers and Sons (Documentary) (co-producer)
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 2013 The Return to Homs (Documentary)
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 2017 Taste of Cement (Documentary) (additional footage)
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 2019 Artour (TV Series)
- Episode dated 21 March 2019 (2019) ... Self
 2019 The Oscars (TV Special)
Self - Nominee
 2018 The 2018 European Film Awards (TV Special)
Self - Nominee
 2014 60 Minutes (TV Series documentary)
Self - Filmmaker (segment "Inside Homs")
- Denied/Inside Homs/Mindfulness (2014) ... Self - Filmmaker (segment "Inside Homs")

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Talal Derki was nominated for a 2019 Academy Award in the Best Documentary (Feature) category for his work on Of Fathers and Sons (2017) but lost to Jimmy Chin & Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi for Free Solo (2018).

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