With IDFA Bertha Fund (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Of Fathers and Sons (2017)

Not Rated | 99 min | Documentary, War

7.3
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70 Metascore

Talal Derki returns to his homeland where he gains the trust of a radical Islamist family, sharing their daily life for over two years.

Director: Talal Derki | Stars: Abu Osama, Ayman Osama, Osama Osama

Votes: 1,748 | Gross: $0.01M

2. Last Men in Aleppo (2017)

Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary, War

7.4
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80 Metascore

Khaled, Mahmoud and Subhi volunteer with the White Helmets trying to save lives of hundreds of victims in the besieged city of Aleppo during the Syrian Civil War.

Directors: Feras Fayyad, Steen Johannessen | Stars: Khaled Umar Harah, Batul, Mahmoud, Abu Umar

Votes: 2,363 | Gross: $0.01M

3. Talking About Trees (2019)

90 min | Documentary

7.9
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Four older Sudanese filmmakers with passion for film battle to bring cinema-going back to Sudan, not without resistance. Their 'Sudanese Film Club' have decided to revive an old cinema, and again draw attention to Sudanese film history.

Director: Suhaib Gasmelbari | Stars: Suleiman Ibrahim, Ibrahim Shaddad

Votes: 141

4. Behemoth (2015)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary

7.6
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85 Metascore

Under the sun, the heavenly beauty of grasslands will soon be covered by the raging dust of mines. Facing the ashes and noises caused by heavy mining , the herdsmen have no choice but to ... See full summary »

Director: Liang Zhao

Votes: 792

5. Plastic China (2016)

82 min | Documentary

7.7
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A portrait of poverty, ambition and hope set in a world of waste.

Director: Jiuliang Wang

Votes: 382

6. Dead Souls (2018)

495 min | Documentary

8.4
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89 Metascore

A dozen aging survivors are interviewed from Jiabiangou, a complex of three work camps in Northwest China where supposed rightists were sent for re-education in the 1950s and 1960s under Mao Zedong.

Director: Bing Wang

Votes: 122

7. The Chinese Mayor (2015)

Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary, Drama, News

7.7
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DATONG follows the life and work of a controversial Chinese Communist Mayor GENG YANBO to tell the story about how he takes a radical reform to demolish 140,000 households and relocate half... See full summary »

Director: Hao Zhou | Stars: Li Fu, Ma Suying, Geng Yangbo, Song Yuhua

Votes: 468

8. Theatre of War (2018)

73 min | Documentary

7.1
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THEATRE OF WAR is an innovative feature documentary that reveals the personal stories of both British and Argentinean former soldiers whose lives were deeply affected by the Falklands war. ... See full summary »

Director: Lola Arias

Votes: 149

9. Machines (2016)

K-7 | 71 min | Documentary

7.3
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76 Metascore

Director Rahul Jain presents an intimate, observantly portrayal of the rhythm of life and work in a gigantic textile factory in Gujarat, India. Moving through the corridors and bowels of ... See full summary »

Director: Rahul Jain

Votes: 450 | Gross: $0.01M

10. The Grown-Ups (2016)

82 min | Documentary

7.8
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A group of friends with Down Syndrome have been attending the same school for 40 years, they have passed all the courses, all the teachers and, even their parents who were with them, are ... See full summary »

Director: Maite Alberdi | Stars: Rita Guzmán, Andrés Martínez, Ana Rodriguez, Ricardo Urzúa

Votes: 174

11. A Thousand Girls Like Me (2018)

Not Rated | 76 min | Documentary

7.8
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Khatera, a 23 year old Afghan woman, is a victim of sexual abuse from her father. She tells her story publicly on national TV, seeking punishment for her perpetrator and shedding light onto the faulty Afghan judicial system.

Director: Sahra Mani | Star: Khatera

Votes: 42

12. The Return to Homs (2013)

Not Rated | 94 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.7
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85 Metascore

A look behind the barricades of the besieged city of Homs, where for nineteen-year-old Basset and his ragtag group of comrades, the audacious hope of revolution is crumbling like the buildings around them.

Director: Talal Derki | Star: Abdul Basset Saroot

Votes: 964

13. Freedom Fields (2018)

97 min | Documentary

7.2
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An intimate look at post-revolution Libya through the eyes of an aspiring all-female soccer team, whose struggle to gain mainstream acceptance mirrors the broader challenges facing women in contemporary Libyan society.

Director: Naziha Arebi

Votes: 31

14. Laila at the Bridge (2018)

96 min | Documentary

7.2
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Laila Haidari survived child marriage and her own traumatic past to battle one of the deadliest problems in Afghanistan: heroin addiction. As the "mother of the addicts," she must prevail ... See full summary »

Directors: Elizabeth Mirzaei, Gulistan Mirzaei

Votes: 46

15. Mercedes Sosa: The Voice of Latin America (2013)

90 min | Documentary, Music

7.1
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50 Metascore

Almost fifty years ago, when she was very young and unknown, Mercedes Sosa broke the mould by drafting, together with other four young artists, the so-called "Manifesto del Nuevo Cancionero... See full summary »

Director: Rodrigo H. Vila | Stars: Chico Buarque, Elba Bustelo, David Byrne, Luz Casenave

Votes: 105 | Gross: $0.00M

16. Amal, Tahririn tytär (III) (2017)

K-12 | 83 min | Documentary

7.3
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Amal is fourteen years old when she goes to Tahrir Square in Cairo during the Arab Spring to showcase. With youthful hubris she goes straight to the danger. This coming of age film follows ... See full summary »

Director: Mohamed Siam | Stars: Amal Gamal, Nagua Said, Esraa Mamdouh, Hosny Swelam

Votes: 71

17. Raghu Rai: An Unframed Portrait (2017)

55 min | Documentary

6.5
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Raghu Rai is the father of Indian photography. His story is told by young Avani Rai, who has to fight for her own voice in the shadow of her father. For over fifty years, Raghu Rai has ... See full summary »

Director: Avani Rai | Stars: Avani Rai, Raghu Rai

Votes: 24

18. Mama Colonel (2017)

72 min | Documentary

6.9
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Colonel Honorine worked in Bukavu's police force for years as part of the Child Protection and Anti-Sexual Violence Unit, highly regarded for its effectiveness and the confidence it has ... See full summary »

Director: Dieudo Hamadi

Votes: 63

19. House in the Fields (2017)

85 min | Documentary

6.2
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In a village in the High Atlas Mountains, at the crossroad between tradition and change, two sisters experience the last seasons of childhood.

Director: Tala Hadid | Stars: Fatima Elgounad, Khadija Elgounad

Votes: 22

20. Kaksi koulua (2017)

52 min | Documentary, Sport

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Famous Travnik Gymnasium building after the war in Bosnia has been divided into 2 schools. Christmas football tournament is the only thing that unites children from both schools.

Director: Srdjan Sarenac

21. Hissein Habre, A Chadian Tragedy (2016)

82 min | Documentary

6.0
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82 Metascore

In 2013 former Chadian dictator Hissein Habré's arrest in Senegal marked the end of a long combat for the survivors of his regime . Accompanied by the Chairman of the Association of the ... See full summary »

Director: Mahamat-Saleh Haroun | Stars: Hissène Habré, Mahamat-Saleh Haroun

Votes: 46

22. The Mulberry House (2013)

75 min | Documentary, Biography

6.4
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After 10 years in Scotland, Sara Ishaq travels back to her childhood home in Yemen and takes her camera along. She hopes to feel at home in the place that was once so close to her heart, but the complications soon become clear.

Director: Sara Ishaq | Star: Sara Ishaq

Votes: 32

23. Checks and Balances (2015)

96 min | Documentary

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Accommodated since Algeria's Bloody Decade of the 1990s in the 'House of the Press', the journalists of the famous daily newspaper El Watan await the completion of their new offices, a ... See full summary »

Director: Malek Bensmaïl

24. El destello (2011)

80 min | Documentary

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Horacio is a 45 year-old Uruguayan soldier. For his good service at the Naval Forces, he received the duty of lighthouse keeper at the Island of Sea Lions in the Atlantic Ocean. Horacio is ... See full summary »

Director: Gabriel Szollosy | Star: Horacio Pereira


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