Isabel's Independence (BBC Scotland/ iPlayer)
Updated: May 12
Available now on iPlayer
Isabel, at the age of 58, migrates to Scotland from Spain, leaving behind a career in business and her husband. Working in Edinburgh as a cleaner, she longs to be part of her new community, but feels unable to express her true self and dreams of being financially independent. However, at her age, cleaning has a physical tax, money isn't great and the pandemic doesn't help with her socialising. We follow Isabel as she attempts to be understood and valued, whilst she tries to build up her life from the ground up.
BBC Scotland & Scottish Documentary Institute. Commissioned at Right Here 2020
Format: 30 min TV doc, 1920 x 1080, Stereo