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A flavour of Ibero-American culture on your doorstep

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Iberdocs film festival is set to take place across Edinburgh and Glasgow from April 11 till May 19. 

It’s the first showcase of Ibero-American culture in Scotland, focusing on documentaries from Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American film-makers.  

The festival promises “a new and exciting festival focused on documentary films and cultural manifestations from Portuguese and Spanish speaking countries.”

An exhibition exploring Andalusia and Brazil through the lenses of David Guillén and Marcello Vitorino is on every day at the Edinburgh Filmhouse on Lothian Road. It features a selection of pieces that explore tradition, identity and memory through the roots of the photographers.  

There are so many brilliant events going on, here is our pick of the events not to miss in the next couple of weeks. 

The UK premiere of Who is Bárbara Virgínia?, a documentary about the first Portruguesse feature filmmaker, fromLuísa Sequeira takes place on April 16th. Her surrealist debut Três dias sem Deus was selected for the first edition of Cannes Film Festival in 1946. The screening is free and takes place at 50 George Square. 

Friday brings a Forro dance workshop, an increasingly popular Braziallian dance, at Boteco in Edinburgh. The basic steps are quick to learn so it is easy to pick it up and have a great time. 

On April 25 there is another free screening of Solar Lands, the story of Nicaraguan poet Rubén Darío travelling to Andalusia on a quest for sunshine and fulfilment.

Film Media and Journalism student at the University of Stirling. Film and comment editor at Brig Newspaper. Edinburgh / Stirling

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