Member Screening: Sky and Ground

Join us for this month’s NYWIFT Member Screening Series showcasing Talya’s Tibbon’s Sky and Ground. The filmmaker will be available for a Q&A immediately following the screening.

The screening series provides members with the opportunity to show their work in a theatrical setting. The screening will take place at Anthology Film Archives, followed by networking at a nearby bar.

Sky and Ground
Talya Tibbon (Director/Producer/NYWIFT Member)
Joshua Bennett (Director/Producer)
Emma Morris & Howard Sharp (Editor)
Mira Chang (Co-Producer)
Jessica Chermayeff (Co-Producer)
Maro Chermayeff (Exec. Producer)
Jeff Dupre (Exec. Producer)

86 mins, 2017

A ground-level immersion into the greatest humanitarian crisis of our time, Sky and Ground accompanies the Sheikh Nabi clan, a large, extended Syrian-Kurdish family, as they painstakingly make their way from their home in Aleppo, bombed out by the war, to the Idomeni refugee camp on the border of Greece and Macedonia. Their goal is Berlin, where they will reunite with family members and seek asylum, but first they must make the arduous and dangerous journey through as Europe decides to close its borders to refugees.

Talya Tibbon is an award winning director and producer. In 2018 she was nominated twice for the International Documentary Association awards: for Sky and Ground (DocNYC premiere/PBS/ Amazon) for Best Documentary (2018) and for her film for the docuseries Amanpour: Sex and Love Around the World (CNN/Netflix). Sky and Ground won several awards, including Cine’s Golden Eagle for Best documentary. Talya has won Emmy and Dupont awards and was nominated for a BAFTA.

Talya’s work strives to create content that champions our common humanity and tells thought-provoking stories through character-centered narratives. Stories have taken her to film in 4 continents: from Boko Haram territory in Nigeria to the slums of Karachi, from gang-controlled neighborhoods in Honduras to the corridors of the White House and the Pentagon.

During her career she has documented a wide range of people and subjects: from refugees fleeing war to Europe, to women trafficked in central America; from Guantanamo detainees setting out on a new path, to Wall Street traders in the midst of the financial crisis; drug economies, the aftermath of mass shootings and even daredevil ice swimmers in Siberia.

Talya is currently in development stages of an independent documentary project about the legacy of WWII in the Baltics and a historical scripted drama.

Talya is a member of Film Fatales, Glass Elevator, NYWIFT, BAFTA and Directors UK.

Special thanks to Carlina Rivera and the New York City 2nd Council District
for discretionary funding for the NYWIFT Member Screening Series.

And thanks to Tito’s Handmade Vodka, the Signature Vodka of NYWIFT

October 22 @ 7:00pm
7:00 pm — 9:00 pm (2h)

Anthology Film Archives
32 Second Avenue (at 2nd Street)

$7 for NYWIFT Members
$9 for Students, Seniors, Members of Women Make Movies, IFP, AAWIC, ImageNation, DCTV, and Center for Communications
$12 for Nonmembers


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NYWIFT programs, screenings and events are supported, in part, by grants from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.