IDFA Bertha Fund harvest at IDFA 2020

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    This year, seven films realized with the support of the IDFA Bertha Fund made it into the official festival selection, including several of IDFA's competition programs. The IDFA Bertha Fund is made possible by Bertha Foundation, Creative Europe Media, ASN Bank, and The Netherlands Film Fund.

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    5 Houses

    • Bruno Gularte Barreto
    • 2020

      Twenty years after he left his hometown in the south of Brazil, a filmmaker returns. His portraits of five local people reawaken painful memories. A bitter yet tender look at the past.

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      Downstream to Kinshasa

      • Dieudo Hamadi
      • 2020

        A powerful record of a desperate call for justice. The civilian victims of the six-day war in Kisangani, DR Congo, in June 2000, are still waiting for compensation. They travel to the capital Kinshasa to make their voices heard.

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        The Earth Is Blue as an Orange

        • Iryna Tsilyk
        • 2020

          With bombs falling all around their home in Ukraine, Anna and her four children manage to keep the chaos of war at bay by making a film about their experiences.

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          The Mole Agent

          • Maite Alberdi
          • 2020

            In this blend of spy flick and observational documentary, 83-year-old Sergio goes undercover in an old folks’ home. Starting out as a wryly comical detective yarn, the film ultimately offers us an intimate look at affection and loneliness in old age.

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            Once Upon a Time in Venezuela

            • Anabel Rodríguez
            • 2020

              A Venezuelan fishing community on Lake Maracaibo struggles with the decline brought about by oil pollution, political division, and neglect—a situation that reflects the deplorable state of the country as a whole.

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              Radiograph of a Family

              • Firouzeh Khosrovani
              • 2020

                Director Firouzeh Khosrovani is the daughter of a secular father and a devout Muslim mother, co-existing under one roof in Tehran. The Islamic Revolution took place in their home, affecting every corner of their family life.

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                This Rain Will Never Stop

                • Alina Gorlova
                • 2020

                  While navigating the human toll of armed conflict, war refugee and Red Cross volunteer Andriy tries to secure a sustainable future. A striking cinematographic account of the devastating impact of war.

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