'Tala'vision': how the ISIS TV ban inspired this Jordanian-German Oscar-shortlisted film

In late 2015, ISIS banned televisions across its territories, denouncing the medium as an instrument for corrupting people’s minds and spurring dissent.

The ban was by no means extraordinary. By then, the militant group had already become notorious for their draconian rules, having outlawed music, shaving, private internet access and secular schooling.

Yet, news of the TV ban made a lasting impression on Jordanian filmmaker Murad Abu Eisheh, and serves as the basis for his