To achieve this we have divided the programme as follows;Main Programme with films from the four corners of Latin America, including works from awarded documentary filmmakers Arami Ullón and Alan Stivelman, Rodrigo H. Vila, Omar Al Abdul Razzak, Basharat Khan, Neus Ballús, Antonio Santini & Dan Sickles.
But there are not only films in this section we want to celebrate Ibero-American culture with daily events such as a masterclass, a wine reception, a photography exhibition, opening and closing receptions and themed parties with typical music related to the film that was just shown that day.
Focus on Galician is a novelty in this year’s programme where a showcase on a particular area of Ibero America, in this case Galicia, is curated showcasing some of the most thought-provoking work produced in the Iberian Peninsula in recent years.
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 to the aesthetics shaping non-commercial cinema trends worldwide.
Please check the full list of films following this link
Presenting documentaries made in Portugal and Brazil, our Lusophone Eye strand will include documentaries by Catarina Mourão, Wim Wenders, Sérge Tréffaut, Betse de Paula and Rodrigo Felha.
This strand’s programme also includes a filmmaker’s retrospective, this year around the work of one of Portugal’s most respected documentary directors Catarina Mourão – who will be sharing three of her films with us as well as giving a masterclass (developed in partnership with the Portuguese Language Centre and the Scottish Documentary Institute) on the 15th May at Edinburgh University (50 George Square).
Those with a taste for mesmerizing photography will be treated to two films exploring the life of world-renowned photographer Sebastião Salgado – with The Salt of the Earth in Edinburgh, and Meeting Sebastião Salgado, in Glasgow.
Please check full programme here.