After Maryam Touzani last year, it is the turn of Moroccan director Tala Hadid to be invited to join the Academy of Oscars! The filmmaker and photographer is one of the 819 new appointed members, including 45% women, such as actress Eva Longoria, actress Adèle Haenel, and filmmaker Ladj Ly.
Very good news for Tala Hadid who has every competence to blend in. This London-born cosmopolitan Moroccan-Iraqi filmmaker is truly in love with image and poetry. The director thus managed to capture attention in 2017, with her film “Tigmi n Igren / House in the Fields”, which caused a sensation since it tackled the condition of women and their struggles for a dignified life. A film that was selected in the official selection of La Berlinale where it was nominated for the Glashütte Documentary Award, before receiving a multitude of awards such as the prize of the Municipality of Milan for best feature film at the FCAAL Milano Film Festival 2017 , the Best Documentary Film award at the Hong Kong International Film Festival, the Fiction / Non-fiction Award at Millennium Docs against Gravity in Warsaw, the 2M Grand Prix at FIDADOC 2017, and the 2017 John Marshall Award in the United States.