Susana Guardiola Masterclass - Scottish Documentary Institute

Susana Guardiola Masterclass

Born in Barcelona, Susana Guardiola has more than twenty years of experience in cinema, television, advertising and documentary films. She is a director, scriptwriter and producer of fiction and documentaries.

Her mentor, Spanish film director Bigas Luna, inspired her to direct her first documentary films: The Dark Kiss of the Sea and The Americans Are Coming making off in Los Angeles. Over the last years, Susana has worked with the Oscar nominated production company Bausan Films (“Cuban Rafters”), as a producer, writer and developer of feature length documentary films and TV series. Most of them have premiered in theatres and have been internationally awarded. Among them: 3055 Jean Leon, Bucharest, Memory Lost, Alondra and The Legend of Time and their last project, Voices From Mozambique.

She wrote and directed the musical documentary The Sound of Raval produced by Minimal Films and BTV. Currently, Guardiola is developing as director, writer and executive producer: Peace, a documentary TV series and Documentary film on The United Nations “Culture of Peace” (awarded by CNTV and finalist at PROA award). She has also written the fiction project: The Crystal Prince Fiction TV series (awarded by SGAE writers lab and CIMA Mentoring Lab) and is developing the fiction film and documentary: Dioni, Word as Thief.

(Masterclass followed by Voices From Mozambique Screening)

Voices from Mozambique rescues the voices of African women who struggle, every day, to bring development to Africa. Five stories which represent the life cycle of women, and the shadow of a legend reincarnated in all of them: Josina Machel, the first Mozambican heroine and guerrilla fighter, who fought for independence and women’s rights. Women who continue to demand a voice by evoking the voice of Josina and making it their own.
The director Susana Guardiola will be with us for a Q&A after the film.