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
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 immigrants from Spain to the United States; classical southern Indian music, dance, and culture; life in Spain; Persian immigrants in the United States; and with Tahitian music and dance.