News 2015

  • Meet Sebastião Salgado: internationally acclaimed Brazilian photographer

    Meet Sebastião Salgado: internationally acclaimed Brazilian photographer The Salt of the Earth, the stunning Oscar-nominated biographical documentary of Brazilian photographer Sebastian Salgado by award-winning director Wim Wenders will be shown at the Filmhouse for first time in Edinburgh, Saturday the 16 May, as part of the Portuguese-speaking programme. Sebastian Salgado was born in......

  • What’s on today – 15th May

    Yesterday’s opening was fantastic, today it is going to be even better. Check below what’s on today at Iberodocs 2015 @ 50 George Square, University of Edinburgh there will be a couple of documentary films by Catarina Mourão and a masterclass with the director herself. 11:00am  Feature   My village......

  • Iberodocs goes back to the roots and community with Etxea, Humano and The Plague

    by Eva Yera Crisis -either economic or existential- and identity are common elements to all three films of the IberoDocs Main Programme on Sunday 24th screening at Glasgow CCA. The day will start at 3:30pm with Etxea: the Basque word for home, by Basharat Khan. A documentary that shows how......

  • From Migrant-land to “Vikingland”

    by Eva Yera Galicia has always been a land of migrants. Since the 18h century, the Galicians have been forced to leave their land. First to southern Spain; later, to Latin America and from the 60s onwards, to the most industrialized areas of Spain (Bilbao, Madrid, Barcelona) and other parts......

  • Mala Mala and Favela Gay

    IberoDocs brings to Scotland ‘Favela Gay’ and ‘Mala mala’, two documentaries that claim individual freedom by Eva Yera Two months after a successful British premiere in FLARE, London’s LGBT Film Festival, ’Mala mala’ comes to Scotland on the 17th of May, screening at the Edinburgh Filmhouse. The documentary is a defense......

  • Mercedes Sosa: The Voice of Latin America will open the 2015 edition of Iberodocs

    by Amaya Bañuelos “Cantante is the one who can sing, cantor the one who must sing.” (Facundo Cabral) Mercedes Sosa was known by many names like, “La Negra” (The Black One), “La Pachamama”, “La madre de América” (The Mother of America) or “La cantora de la Tierra” (The singer of the......

  • Focus on Galicia

    Galician cinema is currently offering a great quantity of quality work in non-fiction. The “New Galician Cinema”, a label used by film critics since 2010 and now widely accepted, defines a risk-taking, experimental and liberated approach to filmmaking echoing the 70’s new wave. It is also making a clear contribution......

  • Recently passed Galeano had always believed in Paraguay’s talent

    Recently passed Galeano had always believed in Paraguay’s talent by Eva Yera Iberodocs presents: “Cloudy Times” a documentary by Paraguayan Arami Ullón. Paraguay has lost a friend and ally: the uruguayan writer and journalist Eduardo Galeano, who died on Monday at age 74. Galeano, a defender of Latin American indigeneous......

  • Iberodocs 2015 in Glasgow

    We are so proud of being able to expand our Ibero American documentary festival to Glasgow for the first time this year. Screenings will go on through the weekend starting this Saturday 23rd of May and you can find the full Schedule for Glasgow below in this post. To get......

  • Manoel de Oliveira

    Portuguese film director Manoel de Oliveira dies aged 106. This legend was born in Porto and it is believed to be the world’s oldest filmmaker. In his honour, we’ll be screening a short film about Porto, his hometown and beloved city, from the director David Hernández.   SPACES OF TIME......

  • What’s on today – Thursday 14th

    Iberodocs opens today at 8:20 with the documentary Mercedes Sosa- The voice of South America. All details here This will be followed by a Q&A with its director via Skype and our opening party at The Cuckoo’s Nest – 69 Home Street, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh EH3 9JP Hope to see......