Tala Hadid was born in 1974 in London to a Moroccan mother and an Iraqi father. She coproduced and directed her first full-length film while studying as an undergraduate at Brown University. In 2001, she directed Windsleepers, a film set in St. Petersburg. In 2005 Hadid completed her thesis film, Your Dark Hair Ihsan. The film, shot in Northern Morocco and in the Rif Mountains, was awarded the 2005 Cinecolor/Kodak Prize and in June 2005 received a Student Academy Award. In February 2006 the film won the Panorama Best short Film Award at the Berlin Film Festival. Hadid was a fellow at the Sundance Institute Directors Lab.
Your Dark Hair Ihsan
Tala Hadid explores universal issues of memory, time and loss in this evocative piece that follows an emigrant's return to his native Morocco when he receives word of his mother's death....▶