MiradasDoc is creating new audiences for documentaries through EnseñanDoc, a programme that has accompanied the festival since its inception. It enables students from all over the island to get closer to a different kind of cinema, with the opportunity to meet directors and actors.

Mateo Cabeza / 20’ / 2020 / Spain

A father and son cross the Mediterranean sea driven by an important mission: saving Taha’s fragile life. Suspended between the memory of the homeland they left behind and their uncertainty in the host country that has taken them in, the two learn to survive in a hospital room.

Gosia Juszczak / 30’ / 2020 / United Kingdom & Spain

In the smallest country in Africa, the basic source of protein, fish, is becoming scarce. Since the establishment of Chinese companies that convert it into animal feed for export to Europe, the small-scale fishing sector and the country’s food security are under threat.

Mateo Cabeza:
Mateo Cabeza (Seville, 1986) is a director, researcher and professor of creative documentaray filmmaking. He belongs to a new Andalusian filmmakers generation and is one of the rising stars of documentary film in Spain. He has completed his training alongside filmmakers and artists such as Víctor Erice, José Luis Guerín, Ricardo Íscar and Nicolas Philibert.

His works have been screened in over 20 countries and received recognition, such as the Goya awards nomination for “Paraíso”; the Best Documentary Short Film Andalusian Film Award and the Fundación SGAE award at the Seville European Film Festival for “La vida sigue igual” and the Imagenera Award for “Que nadie duerma”, granted by the Centro de Estudios Andaluces, among many others.

Gosia Juszczak
Graduate of DOK PRO, a course in documentary direction at the Andrzej Wajda Film School in Warsaw. In her documentary work, Gosia focuses on issues of social importance, migration, and borders. Her short documentary film “Videonotes: Ethnoligue” portrays a multicultural amateur football league and was nominated for the “Off Discovery of the Year” award by the Polish film portal “Stopklatka.” Her film “Cargo Women of Melilla”, which shows the slave labour of Moroccan women on the southern EU border, was displayed in the Novara Docs series.
In addition to her film career, Gosia is a journalist, translator, and public speaker as a former Human Rights observer in the Middle East.