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House in the Fields

Fall Grants 2016

Tala Hadid / Feature Documentary / Morocco, Qatar / 2017 / 86 min / Colour / Original Language: Amazigh / Interests: Coming of age, Creative Documentary


High in the Atlas Mountains in Morocco, life in an isolated rural Amazigh community has changed little over the past millennium. History is passed down the generations, orally transmitted by traditional bards and storytellers. Filmmaker Tala Hadid gained intimate access to this community, as well as their trust, in her quest to document their daily lives in visual form, thereby preserving a moment in a culture that is constantly faced with the rapid changes of the larger society in which it exists


Tala Hadid
Tala Hadid, Larbi Idmansour
Executive Producer
Joslyn Barnes, Sawsan Asfari, Maya Sanbar
Production Company
Kairos Films
Production Company
Kairos Films

About the Director

Tala Hadid is a photographer and filmmaker who made her first film on Pier Paolo Pasolini. Her films have screened at festivals around the world, including Berlin and Venice and shown, among other venues, at the MoMA and Lincoln Center in NYC, the Walker Arts Center in Minneapolis, La Cinémathèque Française, the Smithsonian Museum and the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington D.C. Her films have received numerous awards, including an Oscar for her short film 'Your Dark Hair Ihsan'. Hadid's last project, 'House in the Fields', was an official selection at the Berlin Film Festival, where it was nominated for the Glashütte Documentary Award. The film was the recipient of numerous prizes at festivals around the world. Her work is part of the Ruben Bentsov Moving Image Collection.

Awards and Festival History


Berlinale 2017, Forum (WP)
Hot Docs IFF 2017
Viennale IFF 2017
IDFA 2017, Camera in Focus - Best of Fests


Best Feature Film Award, Cinema Africano, Asia e Latin American in Milano 2017
Best Documentary Award, Hong Kong IFF 2017, Documentary Competition
Grand Prize, Millennium Docs Against Gravity FF 2017


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