IDFA Bertha Fund films at Docs for Sale

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    Docs for Sale facilitates sales of high-end documentary films by gathering all interested parties under one roof, as well as bringing them together through the Docs for Sale online services. Over the years, it has grown into one of the world’s premier markets for documentary cinema.

    A selection of IDFA Bertha Fund supported films selected for IDFA 2021 are at Docs for Sale. Additionally, several other Fund-supported titles are at the sales market, which are shown in the overview below.

    Overview of supported films at Docs for Sale

    As I Want

    • Samaher Alqadi
    • 2021

      In January 2013, two years after the popular revolt on Tahrir Square, an explosion of sexual violence prompts rage and protests. What does it mean to be a woman in Egypt today? Filmmaker Samaher Alqadi exposes the ubiquitous sexism.

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      The Case

      • Nina Guseva
      • 2021

        Lawyer Maria Eismont works to get the wrongly convicted activist Konstantiv Kotov released. All her media appearances come to nothing, and each appeal is rejected—until Putin suddenly appears on the scene.

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        Children of the Mist

        • Diem Ha Le
        • 2021

          In the misty mountains of northern Vietnam, a Hmong teenage girl faces the challenges of growing up. In Di’s traditional culture, girls marry as early as 14. But at school she learns there are alternatives.

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          Day after...

          • Kamar Ahmad Simon
          • 2021

            The Rocket is a century-old paddle steamer still regularly transporting passengers along the river delta of Bangladesh. All aboard for this philosophical and kaleidoscopic film in which rich and poor, young and old, and East and West come together.

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            I’m So Sorry

            • Zhao Liang
            • 2021

              A prophetic panorama of nuclear power, with unexpectedly poetic moments. Moving encounters with returned residents offer a human counterweight to the silent threat of nuclear disaster areas.

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              The Last Shelter

              • Ousmane Samassekou
              • 2021

                At the southern edge of the Sahara, two brave teenage girls from Burkina Faso arrive at a stopping place for migrants on their way to Europe. Their dreams clash with the shocking stories of those who went before them and failed.

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                Mist

                • José E. Balado Díaz
                • 2021

                  Through three stories from the north shore of Peru, Mist reveals as a documentary visual chronicle, the sacrifice, tenacity and human fragility, reflected in the ancient space of the fishing cycle.

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                  Our Memory Belongs to Us

                  • Rami Farah
                  • 2021

                    Nearly 10 years after the start of the Syrian revolution, three Syrian citizen journalists come together at a theatre in Paris. There they are confronted with their own videos from this period, bringing suppressed memories to the surface.

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                    Where Are We Headed

                    • Ruslan Fedotow
                    • 2021

                      The imposing, theatrical corridors of the Moscow Metro form the backdrop to a continuous tragicomedy. Small incidents and conversations create a colorful picture of this underground society in miniature.

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                      Writing with Fire

                      • Sushmit Ghosh, Rintu Thomas
                      • 2021

                        In Uttar Pradesh, a local newspaper is run by women from the lowest caste, the Dalits—a unique situation in conservative India. Armed with courage, perseverance, and smartphones, they report on thorny issues.

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                        Zinder

                        • Aicha Macky
                        • 2021

                          Returning to her home city of Zinder in Niger, Aicha Macky shows how her young compatriots are faring there. A powerful, candid, and surprisingly hopeful glimpse into the world of the local gangs.

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