The Mother Of All Lies

    Le Mensonge Originel

    • Asmae El Moudir
    • Morocco, Germany
    idfaberthafund_01 IDFA Bertha Fund


    A family’s web of lies and one young girl’s search to find the truth. Through her own voice, Asmae, daughter and filmmaker, flits between national and personal history to tell the 1981 Bread Riots in Morocco and shows how this event connects with contemporary Moroccan society.

    Project information

    Countries of production
    Morocco, Germany
    Production status
    In post-production
    Estimated length
    90 min


    Asmae El Moudir
    Asmae El Moudir for InsightFILMS
    Silvana Santamaria for Soilfilms GmbH & Co.KG

    About IDFA Bertha Fund


    The IDFA Bertha Fund aims to stimulate and empower the creative documentary sector in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and parts of Eastern Europe by supporting remarkable and innovative documentary projects by talented filmmakers from these countries.

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