Talal Jabari, a Palestinian/American, started his career in journalism in 2000 with the onset of the Second Intifada. Working his way up the career ladder, he covered the escalating violence for such prominent news sources as BBC World Service, South Florida Sun-Sentinel, and Al Ahram Weekly.
In 2002, Talal jumped into TV news as an associate producer for CBS News as well as a field producer for the CBS news magazine 60 Minutes.
Dissatisfied with the knee-jerk nature of TV news, and not being able to explore the background story in the alotted 90 seconds, Talal’s next career jump was as line producer and production coordinator of an award-winning 5-documentary film series entitled “The Shape of the Future.” He also produced 4 episodes for Al Jazeera Documentary Channel's flagship 8-part series: "Israel from Within".
Since then, Talal has continued to specialize in factual programming traveling to Nigeria, Guatemala and Serbia among other places, to work on various documentaries and doco-reality TV shows.
Despite working on numerous award-winning documentary films as a producer or as a sound designer, this is Talal’s first film as the director.