‘Understory’ Documentary Screening

Directed by Margarida Cardoso • Portugal 2019 • 81 min • Digital • Portuguese with English Subtitles • Documentary • Certificate: 12

“Understory” by Margarida Cardoso is a personal essay on the coca tree. The film will be introduced by Noe Mendelle, director of SDI.

A personal essay on a plant and all its cultural and economic ramifications: cocoa. Traveling through São Tomé and Príncipe, England and Brazil, the director walks us from past to present, dismantling the objectives of European colonial oppression.

Introduced by Noe Mendelle, Director of Scottish Documentary Institute.

This film screening is part of the 7th edition of IberoDocs, the Ibero-American Documentary Film Festival in Scotland (26 FEB – 15 MARCH) and it has been brought to you with the support of Scottish Documentary Institute, Camões – Instituto da Cooperação e da Língua and the University of Edinburgh.

In order to make IberoDocs more accessible to those on a low income, we are using a sliding scale ticket price in some of our events. You can choose what you pay based on your circumstances – you won’t be asked for any proof/ID. We just ask that you are honest!


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03 March 2020, 02.00PM - 05.00PM


Hunter Lecture Theatre
Hunter Building ECA
74 Lauriston Pl
Edinburgh EH3 9DF
United Kingdom
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