IDFA Bertha Fund collection
Addicted in Afghanistan
An intimate and somber portrait of the teenagers Jabar and Zahir, two of the more than one million drug addicts in Afghanistan.
Addicted to Freedom
At 88 years of age, a courageous Brazilian lawyer returns to court. His granddaughter makes a film about him and their society.
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.
Ady Gasy, the Malagasy Way
People in Madagascar tackle the financial crisis inventively and sustainably, never losing their unique identity and good humor.
Afghanistan Night Stories
The everyday life of Afghan soldiers fighting against the Taliban in a special commando unit of the national army.
Africadoc Cameroun 2005
This training programme is directed to 6 producers for the creation of documentary films in Cameroon and its neighbouring countries in Central Africa. The training programme is to help documentary film producers to shape their critical assessment of a project, both in the domain of creation and the management of finance allocated to their projects.
In 2008, Joseph Tecson, a college student in the Philippines, is accused of heading a global drug syndicate. After 4 years in prison, he is exonerated. While in jail, with no formal training, he starts to paint. His portraits of prisoners push his work into the international art scene. After his release, Joseph emerges a celebrated artist, but struggles to adjust to his new reality. He painted in prison to save his sanity. He may not have succeeded.
Algeria is Still Far Away
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.
Alice in the Land
A Bolivian teenager hikes all the way from her impoverished town to a city in Chile in search of a job.