The Plague (La Plaga) will close the second edition of the festival.
The main part of the programme concentrates on eight films. Edinburgh Filmhouse will open Iberodocs 2015 with Mercedes Sosa: The Voice of Latin America, a study of the eponymous Argentinian folk singer, while Glasgow CCA plays host to the festival's closing film - The Plague - ten days later. In the time between those two films, audiences can access a Madrileño 'adult' cinema in Paradiso, a daughter's return to Paraguay to care for her mother in Cloudy Times (including a Q&A with director Arami Ullón), transgender experiences in Puerto Rico in Mala Mala, the lives of rural communities in the Basque Country in Etxea: The Basque Word For Home (including a Q&A with director Basharat Khan), and an existential journey into the Andes in Humano.
The Salt Of The Earth
Following on from their screening of Lois Patiño's Coast Of Death last year, the 2015 festival also takes 'New Galician Cinema' as a focus, showcasing the region's resurgence in non-fiction filmmaking in recent years. Films in this section include Arraianos - Eloy Enciso's portrait of an otherworldly village on the Galicia-Portugal border - and Vikingland, in which director Xurxo Chirro edits found-footage around the structure of Herman Melville's Moby Dick to explore economic migration and cultural identity. The producer of both films - Beli Martínez - will be in attendance for Q&A sessions after the screenings. Likewise director Pela del Álamo will be in Glasgow for the screening of his documentary about the road linking Madrid and Galicia, N-VI Vanishing Roadsides. The three feature-length documentaries in Focus on Galicia are each accompanied by a short film directed by Lois Patiño, Eloy Domínguez Serén, and David Hernández respectively.