As a child, we traveled a lot and when I was a teenager, we lived in France for a year. Ever since then, I've been interested in other cultures and creating bridges between cultures. My videos are a reflection of these interests, plus I love of music and dance and believe the arts are a wonderful way to communicate our differing values. When I decided to turn to become a filmmaker (after three earlier careers including several years as a history professor), it was natural for me to create work focused on different cultures, and on the arts. After all, learning about others can be a great pleasure, and opens doors to different ways of doing things. I hope my work brings as much pleasure to you as it has to me. Eve A. Ma
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 singer Antonio de la Malena; a bit of video from India (where gitanos - Spanish Gypsies - originated) and other material.
Soloists include Antonio el Pipa, Diego del Morao, Tía Juana la del Pipa, la Macanita, María del Mar Moreno, Niño Jero el Periquín, and of course Antonio de la Malena.
The documentary, divided into sections, has aired over national television in the United States and screened in prestigious locations in Spain.
This is the original, full-length version of the documentary. It contains 16 solos and looks at the relationship between flamenco and various occupations, plus some of the history of gitanos (
Spanish Gypsies) and even includes material about the relationship between traditional flamenco and fl...