Talal Derki was born in Damascus in 1977 and studied film directing in Athens. He worked as an assistant director for feature film productions and was a director for different Arab TV programs between 2009 and 2011. Furthermore, he worked as a cameraman for CNN and Thomson & Reuters. TalalDerki’s short films and documentaries received awards at a variety of festivals. His feature documentary RETURN TO HOMS has won the Sundance Film Festival’s World Cinema Grand Jury Prize in 2014.
Producer: Ansgar Frerich, Tobias Siebert, Eva Kemme, Hans Robert Eisenhauer,Talal Derki
Cinematography: Kahtan Hasson
Editor: Anne Fabini