Since its inception in 1998, the IDFA Bertha Fund has supported over 500 documentary films, many of which have screened at IDFA over the years.
Bassam, a filmmaker, reaches out to his estranged father. He reconstructs traumatic memories of events in 1989, which were devastating for his father and had a huge impact on him and his mother. Can an artistic recreation of the past help them confront their traumas?More info
Adio Kerida is a cheerful and somewhat ironic story about an American seeking his roots in post-war Bosnia, at the time when everybody from Bosnia & Herzegovina is trying to leave for America.More info
A tale of love, brotherhood and resentments against the backdrop of an adoring sea, which is turning adverse under the menacing effects of an all-pervading calamity called climate change.More info
Rakesh (30) is a guardian of Bombay's Koli fishing tradition. His beloved cousin Ganesh (32) has faith only in technology and chases tuna using satellite geo-positioning. Swept up in the turmoil of an overexploited sea, of the climate change and the health crisis, will their friendship survive?More info
In the heart of Kabylia, Chinese workers build a city on farmlands. Right next to the new housing complex, Kabyle peasants, gathered since 1962 in their small kingdom made of family houses, refuse to leave. Madame Li, the chinese interpreter of the building site, navigate, in French, between these two worlds stuck beneath the sun of Oued Falli. She could finally retire in a few month. But, when the worksite threatens the Kabyle village, the tension rises suddenly. Portrait of a torn land, this single setting beneath the open sky confronts the forgotten voices of Algeria.More info