Catarina Mourão - Scottish Documentary Institute

Catarina Mourão

Iberodocs festival showcases Ibero-American culture in Scotland, focused on documentary films by Spanish, Portuguese and Latin-American filmmakers.

In 2015 we presented a showcase and masterclass with filmmaker Catarina Mourão, accompanied by screenings of two of her films and the UK Premiere of her latest film The Wolf’s Lair (A Toca do Lobo).

Screening My village doesn’t live here anymore
Time:Friday 15th May, 11am
Location: University of Edinburgh, 50 George Square

Screening: Through Shadows
Time: Friday 15th May, 12.15pm
Location: University of Edinburgh, 50 George Square

Masterclass: Catarina Mourão
Time: Friday 15th May, 2pm – 2.45pm
Location: University of Edinburgh, 50 George Square

Screening: The Wolf’s Lair ( A Toca do Lobo) – UK Premiere
Time: Saturday, 16th May, 6:15pm
Location: Filmhouse Cinema

Catarina Mourão studied Music, Law and Film (MA Bristol University). In 1998 she was founder of AporDOC, Portuguese Documentary Association teaches Film and Documentary since 2000. In 2000 with another filmmaker (Catarina Alves Costa) they started Laranja Azul, an independent production company for creative documentary and visual arts in Lisbon.

Presently after some years of teaching and filming she decided to become a student again and go back to experimentation with film. Currently doing a practice based Phd in Film at the University of Edinburgh, working with family archives and old family albums, and has just completed her latest feature documentary The Wolf’s Lair (A Toca do Lobo). She is trying to build a journey in time between Portugal during Fascism and today, filling gaps of lost memory through recollection of dreams, small details, found in these old images and how they are perceived today.