Abo Zabala Prison 1989

    • Bassam Mortada
    • Egypt, Germany
    idfaberthafund_01 IDFA Bertha Fund


    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?

    Project information

    Supported with €17480 for Classic: Production & postproduction 2021
    Countries of production
    Egypt, Germany
    Production status
    In production
    Estimated length
    80 min

    Project credits

    Bassam Mortada
    Kesmat Elsayed for SEE MEDIA PRODUCTION
    Anke Petersen for Joyti Films

    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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