Talal had a remarkable 2018 thanks to OF FATHERS AND SONS which started the
year by winning the World Cinema Documentary Grand Jury Prize at Sundance
and then landed an Academy Award nomination in the highly competitive Best
Documentary Oscar category. In between, Derki picked up nominations from the
European Film Awards and the Independent Spirit Awards in recognition of an extraordinary
film that infiltrates a jihadist family and a terrorist training camp under
the guise of being a photojournalist sympathetic towards Daesh.