IDFA Bertha Fund collection

    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.

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    A Day Under The Sun

    • Vlado Zrnic
    • Croatia
    • 76 min
    • IDFA Competition for Feature-Length Documentary, Jan Vrijman Fund
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      A Girl and a Gun

      • Arya Amber Lalloo
      • South Africa
      • 85 min

        "Something there is that does not love” is rooted in the filmmaker's complex relationship with her camera. A meditation on collective imaginaries, it insists the camera confront its role in producing imperial logics of combat and difference as it celebrates its unique potential as a tool for subversive representation, dialogue and relation.

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        Abo Zabaal Prison 1989

        • Bassam Mortada
        • Egypt
        • 80 min

          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?

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          Addicted in Afghanistan

          • Jawed Taiman
          • Afghanistan, England
          • 75 min
          • Panorama

            An intimate and somber portrait of the teenagers Jabar and Zahir, two of the more than one million drug addicts in Afghanistan.

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            Addicted to Freedom

            • Flávia Lins e Silva, Vinícius Reis
            • 52 min
            • Jan Vrijman Fund

              At 88 years of age, a courageous Brazilian lawyer returns to court. His granddaughter makes a film about him and their society.

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              Adio kerida

              • Vesna Ljubic
              • Bosnia-Herzegovina
              • 60 min
              • Jan Vrijman Fund

                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.

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                Ady Gasy, the Malagasy Way

                • Nantenaina Lova
                • Madagascar, France
                • 84 min
                • Panorama

                  People in Madagascar tackle the financial crisis inventively and sustainably, never losing their unique identity and good humor.

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                  Afghanistan Night Stories

                  • Alka Sadat
                  • Afghanistan
                  • 60 min
                  • Panorama

                    The everyday life of Afghan soldiers fighting against the Taliban in a special commando unit of the national army.

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                    Against the Tide

                    • Sarvnik Kaur
                    • India
                    • 90 min

                      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?

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                      Against the Tide

                      • Sarvnik Kaur
                      • India
                      • 90 min

                        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.

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