Writer/Director/Photographer Tala Hadid made her first film Sacred Poet on Pier Paolo Pasolini. The author of several short films, she completed Tes Cheveux Noirs Ihsan which received an Academy Award, and won the Panorama Best Short Film Award at the Berlin Film Festival. Hadid’s work has screened, among other venues, at the MoMA in New York City, L’Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris, the Goteberg Kunsthalle in Sweden, the Goethe Institute/Cairo, the Los Angeles County Museum, la Cinémathèque Française in Paris and the Photographer’s Gallery in London. In 2010/2011 Hadid worked on her long term project Heterotopia, a series of photographs documenting life in a New York City brothel. 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 the Lincoln Center in New York, the Rome Film Festival, London Film Festival and the Walker Arts Center.