Tala’Vision, winner of the Gold Student Academy Award and the first Arab film to win in the fiction category

In Tala’vision, Murad Abu Eisheh aims to explore thoughts and worries through the eyes of a child (Tala), which are done successfully due to the juxtaposition of such a small young child against the cold, and harsh realities she is placed in. Something no child should experience. The film features stunning visuals with minimal dialogue. Allowing the images to speak for themselves, whilst also forcing the audience to be as innocent and naive as Tala.

Just Celebrity Magazine

Trapped in a war ridden reality, 8 year old Tala finds solace and freedom in a forbidden television. However the secret television becomes a matter of life and death.

Writer and Director Murad Abu Eisheh was inspired to create a film about a child growing up not only in a physical prison but a mental prison after coming across an article about ISIS banning televisions in Syria.

“When physical walls transform into mental walls, this leads to the birth of what I call “the broken generation”, and unless we acknowledge the problem and try to fix it, the Middle East will stay stuck in this vicious violent cycle”

In Tala’vision, Murad Abu Eisheh aims to explore thoughts and worries through the eyes of a child (Tala), which are done successfully due to the juxtaposition of such a small young child against the cold, and harsh realities she is placed in. Something no child should experience. The film features stunning visuals with minimal dialogue. Allowing the images to speak for themselves, whilst also forcing the audience to be as innocent and naive as Tala.

It is no surprise that the film has won awards for both the narrative and cinematography. This film could be winging it’s way to an Oscar!

Judy Ibelhauptaite, Just Celebrity Magazine Film Reporter

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