Documentary cinema is returning to Scotland with the second instalment of Iberodocs, the Ibero-American Documentary Film Festival. The festival aims to foster intercultural integration and to encourage audiences to reflect upon the concept of identity. And judging from this year’s programme, all manner of individual and collective identities will feature upon the screens of the Filmhouse in Edinburgh and the Centre for Contemporary Arts in Glasgow from May 14th to 24th.
Scotland’s Ibero-American documentary film festival, we caught up with Mar Felices, the festival’s artistic director.
“You know that this cameraman job isn’t going to last forever. It’s more of a vagabond’s job — it may last six months or a year, maybe more, maybe less”. Louis didn’t want to encourage his cousin, because he knew that he was a passionate young man. He didn’t want him to get his hopes up, and he reminded himself, in passing, that many had previously attempted similar ventures, without much success. They had to be realistic.