Margarida Cardoso - Scottish Documentary Institute

Margarida Cardoso

We are delighted to welcome Portuguese filmmaker Margarida Cardoso, for a Masterclass on Friday 11th of December 2015, 2pm at the Edinburgh College of Art.

Margarida Cardoso was born in Tomar, Portugal (1963) and grew up in Mozambique. Studied Photography, Image and Audiovisual Communication at the António Arroio School of Arts, in Lisbon. Worked for several years in France and Portugal, as a photographer and assistant director.

In 1995 she started directing her own films, exploring subjects which cross her personal history with prominent issues in recent Portuguese history, such as the colonial war in Africa, the revolution, and the post-colonialism years. The documentaries Christmas 71 and Kuxa Kanema -The Birth of Cinema, and the feature films The Murmuring Coast and Yvone Kane are amongst her best known films, and all relate to her experience in colonial and post-colonial Portuguese Africa.

Her films were screened in many festivals, such as Rotterdam, Venice, and Locarno where she was awarded with “Leopard de Demain” in 1999. In 2005, Margarida Cardoso received the title of Commander of the Order of Prince Henry for her contribution towards spreading Portuguese culture.

Margarida will be talking about the blurred boundaries between her fiction and factual work, and the colonial, and post colonial thematic focus of her directing work.

There will be plenty of time for your questions.

Come and get inspired! Anyone welcome!