Scotland’s Ibero-American Documentary Films Festival


La Bestia - Train of the Unknowns /

Manuel Inacker

In ‘Casa del Migrante’ in Huehutoca, a suburb of Mexico City, refugees find a safe abode. At least for two days. Then they must go on with their journey towards the USA in freight train carriages, which everyone here just calls ‘La Bestia’, the beast.

Watch the Trailer


Germany 2018 • 24 mins
Spanish with English subtitles
Certificate: PG

Festivals & Awards

2019 – Sehsuechte Int. Student Film Festival

2019 – Zagreb Festival of Tolerance, Zagrebg, Croatia

2019 – SHORTS Offenburg, Germany

2019 – MECAL Barcelona Short Film Festival, Barcelona, Spain

2019 – Achtung Berlin! Film Festival, Berlin, Germany

2019 – LANDSHUT Short Film Festival, Landshut, Germany 

2019 – FIPADOC BIARRITZ, WINNER ERASMUS+ Award (main short film award)

2018 – IDFA AMSTERDAM (international Premiere)

2018 – DOK.fest MUNICH (national Premiere) AWARDS WINNER ERASMUS+ Award (main short film award) at FIPADOC Biarritz 2019, France


bird orange web min

Fri 8 Apr | 6:00 pm

Edinburgh Filmhouse

Sat 9 Apr | 2:00 pm

CCA Glasgow

11-17 April

Online UK

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