• A family concert - Marilyn McClain with others

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    Marilyn McClain with her daughter Linda McClain, grand-daughter Sarah Fleming and friend Chie Kwon. A delightful event.

  • The Artist in Society: (Hershell West)-community

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    (as revised in 2020) - priced for public libraries and K-12

    "...compelling documentary.... Highly recommended."
    T. Keogh for "Video Librarian"

    "...[provides] an enriched sense of why public art matters."
    Paul N. Straghalis, Adult Library Asst., Albany Public Library (CA)

    "...pres...

  • Ricardo Peña and the Aztec Dancers

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    ENGLISH (para ESPAÑOL mire abajo): This is a documentary based on an interview with Ricardo Peña, the leader and chief drummer of a group of Aztec dancers in the San Francisco Bay Area. The interview is intercut with scenes of the dancing as Ricardo Peña beats the rhythm out on the large drum k...

  • Flamenco: the Land Is Still Fertile - Episode #2

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    Episode 2 focuses on flamenco's connection with other occupations, such as fishermen, fish mongers, mining,
    blacksmiths and prisoners in the jails. There is also a section about gitanos' singing in India and in "Mesopotania,"
    halfway between India and Spain.

    This episode is enriched b...

  • Flamenco: the Land Is Still Fertile-Original-UNIV

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    We filmed this, the original, version of the feature documentary (one hour, 45 minutes long) in Spain, in and near the city of Jerez de la Frontera, part of the "cradle of flamenco." It includes 16 solos from world-class performers; fascinating interviews; a wonderful narrative by flamenco si...

  • Flamenco: the Land Is Still Fertile - original

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    We filmed this, the original, version of the feature documentary (one hour, 45 minutes long) in Spain, in and near the city of Jerez de la Frontera, part of the "cradle of flamenco." It includes 16 solos from world-class performers; fascinating interviews; a wonderful narrative by flamenco si...

  • Flamenco: the Land Is Still Fertile - EPI #1 -UNIV

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    This episode focuses on flamenco's connection with farm-workers, especially gitano (Spanish Gypsy) farm-workers, who lived in farm-workers' dormitories for most of the year. To keep up their spirits after the grueling work they did,
    in the evenings, they sang (and sometimes danced) fla...

  • Flamenco: the Land Is Still Fertile - episode #1

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    This episode focuses on flamenco's connection with farm-workers, especially gitano (Spanish Gypsy) farm-workers, who lived in farm-workers' dormitories for most of the year. To keep up their spirits after the grueling work they did,
    in the evenings, they sang (and sometimes danced) fla...

  • Flamenco-Land Is Still Fertile-Dir. 2nd cut=UNIV

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    This is a slightly shorter (6 minutes shorter) and tighter version of my documentary, "Flamenco: the Land Is Still Fertile." One major difference is that I cut one of the solos - but never fear, it is now provided as an Extra. Sixteen solos turned out to be just a bit top-heavy, and I think th...

  • Flamenco the Land Is Still Fertile - Dir. 2nd cut

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    This is a slightly shorter (6 minutes shorter) and tighter version of my documentary, "Flamenco: the Land Is Still Fertile." One major difference is that I cut one of the solos - but never fear, it is now provided as an Extra. Sixteen solos turned out to be just a bit top-heavy, and I think th...

  • Flamenco, la tierra está viva - original

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    Con 16 actuaciones extrodinarias en solista, entrevistas fascinantes, una narración preciosa del cantaor jerezano Antonio de la Malena y otros materiales, investigamos el flamenco: sus orígenes, su reaidad, su escencia. Esto es un documental completo de casi dos horas, rodado en Jerez de la Fro...

  • Flamenco, la tierra está viva (nar-Antonio Malena)

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    Con 16 actuaciones extrodinarias en solista, entrevistas fascinantes, una narración preciosa del cantaor jerezano Antonio de la Malena y otros materiales, investigamos el flamenco: sus orígenes, su reaidad, su escencia. Esto es un documental completo de casi dos horas, rodado en Jerez de la Fro...

  • A Zest for Life: Afro-Peruvian Rhythms - MID

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    This documentary about Afro-Peruvians focuses on the dance, and on the history of the Afro-Peruvian community. One hour long, it screened in four festivals and was runner-up for the prize of Best Documentary in the San Diego Black Film Festival. It has also been broadcast over individual PBS st...

  • Ricardo Peña & the Aztec Dancers - PubLib+

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    ENGLISH (para ESPAÑOL mire abajo): This is a documentary based on an interview with Ricardo Peña, the leader and chief drummer of a group of Aztec dancers in the San Francisco Bay Area. The interview is intercut with scenes of the dancing as Ricardo Peña beats the rhythm out on the large drum k...

  • Domino: Caught in the Crisis - PubLib-K-12-Commun

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    ENGLISH (para ESPAÑOL mire abajo): For the past 20 years, I have watched as first one crisis and then another hit Spain (where I lived for a while), and southern Spain where this was filmed always seems to get the worse of it. In the years since the economic crisis of 2008, which inspired this ...

  • Domino:Caught in the Crisis - Univ/College/Museum

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    ENGLISH (para ESPAÑOL mire abajo): For the past 20 years, I have watched as first one crisis and then another hit Spain (where I lived for a while), and southern Spain where this was filmed always seems to get the worse of it. In the years since the economic crisis of 2008, which inspired this ...

  • Ricardo Peña and the Aztec Dancers-UNIV+

    1 video  |   Rent $85   |   Buy $100

    ENGLISH (para ESPAÑOL mire abajo): This is a documentary based on an interview with Ricardo Peña, the leader and chief drummer of a group of Aztec dancers in the San Francisco Bay Area. The interview is intercut with scenes of the dancing as Ricardo Peña beats the rhythm out on the large drum k...

  • Maestros del Ritmo - EDU

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    "...un vistazo privilegiado. La película...nos enseña bien el arte, el gusto, y la filosofía...."
    John Santos (7 veces nominado por un Grammy; profesor, California Jazz Conservatory)
    "...una vista íntima de los maestros de los ritmos claves de los afroperuanos. Altamente recomendado."
    ...

  • Masters of Rhythm-FULL PACKET-public libraries etc

    7 videos  |   Rent $40   |   Buy $50

    "...a rare and delightful glimpse. The film...capture[s] the artistry, love, and philosophy...."
    John Santos (seven times Grammy nominee; US Artists Fontanals Fellow)
    "...an intimate portrait of the master practitioners of the rhythmic music central to Afro-Peruvian heritage. Highly reco...

  • Masters of Rhythm-MID-Doc w/video extras

    6 videos  |   Rent $30   |   Buy $35

    "...a rare and delightful glimpse. The film...capture[s] the artistry, love, and philosophy...."
    John Santos (seven times Grammy nominee; US Artists Fontanals Fellow)
    "...an intimate portrait of the master practitioners of the rhythmic music central to Afro-Peruvian heritage. Highly reco...

  • Quetzalcoatl & a Magic Flute of Fire-EDU-UNIV+

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    ENGLISH (para ESPAÑOL mire abajo): In this 30-minute bilingual documentary "Quetzacóatl and a Magic Flute of Fire," two California artists who come from Mexico connect with their Aztec and Mayan heritage. The artists are Ernesto Hernández Olmos and Rubén Guzmán (interview host is artist Hershel...

  • Quetzalcoatl & the Magic Flute of Fire-MID

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    ENGLISH (para ESPAÑOL mire abajo): In this 30-minute bilingual documentary "Quetzacóatl and a Magic Flute of Fire," two California artists who come from Mexico connect with their Aztec and Mayan heritage. The artists are Ernesto Hernández Olmos and Rubén Guzmán (interview host is artist Hershel...

  • Quetzalcoatl & the Magic Flute of Fire

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    ENGLISH (para ESPAÑOL mire abajo): In this 30-minute bilingual documentary "Quetzacóatl and a Magic Flute of Fire," two California artists who come from Mexico connect with their Aztec and Mayan heritage. The artists are Ernesto Hernández Olmos and Rubén Guzmán (interview host is artist Hershel...

  • Roots & Branches-Ray Soungpanya-Bouaphet Sygnavong

    Here, we interview two community leaders who at the time of the interview had only been in the United States for a few years. They are both Lowland Lao, and fled their country at the end of what is often called the Vietnam War (although in fact it included most of Southeast Asia).

    Both of the...

  • Artist in Society: Talking with Hershell West-K-12

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    (as revised in 2020) - priced for public libraries and K-12

    "...compelling documentary.... Highly recommended."
    T. Keogh for "Video Librarian"

    "...[provides] an enriched sense of why public art matters."
    Paul N. Straghalis, Adult Library Asst., Albany Public Library (CA)

    "...pres...

  • Palomino Productions work about African Americans

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    Here is an over-view of some of the work of filmmaker Eve A. Ma, the producer-director of Palomino Productions. This only looks at her work related to the African American experience; she also has documentaries along with one drama and experimental work which cover topics as varied as immigrant...

  • Weaving with Spanish Threads: an Immigrant's Tale

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    "[A] 'must-see' for any serious student of immigration, plantation life, and the nature of historical storytelling."
    Prof. John P. Rosa, University of Hawai'i at Manoa

    "...a lively hour's worth of forgotten history."
    David Weinstein, Pres. El Cerrito (CA) Historical Society

    From the fields of ...

  • The Artist in Society: Talking with Hershell West

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    "...compelling documentary.... Highly recommended."
    T. Keogh for "Video Librarian"

    "...[provides] an enriched sense of why public art matters."
    Paul N. Straghalis, Adult Library Asst., Albany Public Library (CA)

    "...presents the artist as a vital and contributing member of society....

  • Masters of Rhythm: the Afro-Peruvian Way

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    "...a rare and delightful glimpse. The film...capture[s] the artistry, love, and philosophy...."
    John Santos (seven times Grammy nominee; US Artists Fontanals Fellow)
    "...an intimate portrait of the master practitioners of the rhythmic music central to Afro-Peruvian heritage. Highly re...

  • Of Beauty & Deities: Music & Dance of India

    3 videos  |   Rent $4   |   Buy $15

    --(with closed captions)--

    "...visually pleasing, informative, and entertaining. Recommended."
    Video Librarian (J. Reed)
    "The footwork is fast and the costumes, beautiful...."
    Multicultural Review
    ".... Wow! What a wonderful presentation of the music, dance and culture....excellent work."
    Greg a...

  • A Zest for Life: AfroPeruvian Rhythms, ...

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    "...a vivid demonstration...that...Afro-Peruvian music and culture [are] ... exciting and dynamic...." --Wayne Wallace, 3 times Grammy nominated jazz trombonist)
    "...satisfying...good educational tool..."
    --Troy Bedford for Anthropology Review

    This documentary about Afro-Peruvians focu...

  • Pearls from the Sea: Music & Dance of Tahiti

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    This 50-minute documentary is most memorable for the lively, fast-paced performances of the dancers of the California-based group, Te Mana 'O Te Ra. Te Mana 'O Te Ra have performed throughout the United States as well as in Hawaii and Tahiti.

    All numbers are accompanied by live music under the l...

  • The Spanish Experimentals of Eve A. Ma

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    Three experimental shorts by filmmaker Eve A. Ma, shot in southern Spain in and near the city of Jerez de la Frontera. They range in length from 26 minutes (Two Streets and Adela) to 18 minutes (Tone Poem with Hang Drum) to the very short short, Her (Ella), clocking in at 4 minutes. The shorts ...

  • Weaving w-Spanish Threads: an Immigrant's Tale-MID

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    "[A] 'must-see' for any serious student of immigration, plantation life, and the nature of historical storytelling."
    Prof. John P. Rosa, University of Hawai'i at Manoa

    "...a lively hour's worth of forgotten history."
    David Weinstein, Pres. El Cerrito (CA) Historical Society

    From the fields of ...

  • Masters of Rhythm-EDU-Doc w/video extras

    7 videos  |   Rent $169   |   Buy $170

    "...an intimate portrait of the master practitioners of the rhythmic music central to Afro-Peruvian heritage. Highly recommended."
    Video Librarian (C. Block)
    "...the energy is palpable.... [W]ill leave viewers wanting to see, hear, and know more.... A fine choice."
    EMRO (Edu. Media...

  • Masters of Rhythm-EDU-FULL PACKET

    7 videos  |   Rent $199   |   Buy $200

    "...an intimate portrait of the master practitioners of the rhythmic music central to Afro-Peruvian heritage. Highly recommended."
    Video Librarian (C. Block)
    "...the energy is palpable.... [W]ill leave viewers wanting to see, hear, and know more.... A fine choice."
    EMRO (Edu. Media...

  • Of Beauty & Deities: Music & Dance of India - EDU

    3 videos  |   Rent $110   |   Buy $170

    --(with closed captions)--

    "...visually pleasing, informative, and entertaining. Recommended."
    Video Librarian (J. Reed)
    "The footwork is fast and the costumes, beautiful...."
    Multicultural Review
    ".... Wow! What a wonderful presentation of the music, dance and culture....excellent...

  • The Artist in Society: ....-EDUCATIONAL

    2 videos  |   Rent $170   |   Buy $171

    priced for colleges, universities, and large museums

    "...compelling documentary.... Highly recommended."
    T. Keogh for "Video Librarian"

    "...[provides] an enriched sense of why public art matters."
    Paul N. Straghalis, Adult Library Asst., Albany Public Library (CA)

    "...presents the...

  • Pearls from the Sea-EDUCATIONAL

    1 video  |   Rent $100   |   Buy $150

    This 50-minute documentary is most memorable for the lively, fast-paced performances of the dancers of the California-based group, Te Mana 'O Te Ra. Te Mana 'O Te Ra have performed throughout the United States as well as in Hawaii and Tahiti.

    All numbers are accompanied by live music under the l...

  • A Zest for Life: Afro-Peruvian Rhythms... - EDU

    1 video  |   Rent $110   |   Buy $170

    "...a vivid demonstration...that...Afro-Peruvian music and culture [are] ... exciting and dynamic...." --Wayne Wallace, 3 times Grammy nominated jazz trombonist)
    "...satisfying...good educational tool..."
    --Troy Bedford for Anthropology Review)

    This is the first documentary I made about Afro...

  • Weaving w-Spanish Threads: an Immigrant's Tale EDU

    1 video  |   Rent $110   |   Buy $170

    "[A] 'must-see' for any serious student of immigration, plantation life, and the nature of historical storytelling."
    Prof. John P. Rosa, University of Hawai'i at Manoa

    "...a lively hour's worth of forgotten history."
    David Weinstein, Pres. El Cerrito (CA) Historical Society

    Especially relevant...

  • The Spanish Experimentals - EDUCATIONAL

    3 videos  |   Rent $110   |   Buy $170

    Here you have three experimental shorts that Eve A. Ma created in southern Spain, in and near the charming city of Jerez de la Frontera. "Two Streets & Adela" (28 min.) tells the story of Adela, a flamenco costume maker who lives in the so-called cradle of flamenco, on a very special day in her ...

  • Maestros del Ritmo y su música afroperuana

    6 videos  |   Rent $4   |   Buy $12

    "...un vistazo privilegiado. La película...nos enseña bien el arte, el gusto, y la filosofía...."
    John Santos (7 veces nominado por un Grammy; profesor, California Jazz Conservatory)
    "...una vista íntima de los maestros de los ritmos claves de los afroperuanos. Altamente recomendado."
    ...