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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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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 29 wins & 23 nominations. See more awards »

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Ode to Lesvos Director
Hero of All Seas Director


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 2017 Of Fathers and Sons (Documentary)
 2016 Ode to Lesvos (Documentary short)
 2014 Homs - Ein zerstörter Traum (Documentary)
 2013 The Return to Homs (Documentary)
 2011 Hero of All Seas (Documentary short)
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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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