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
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 are full of local color and beautiful music.
And FYI: "Her" was made long before the somewhat better-known Hollywood feature!
All of these films were shot in Spanish and have English subtitles, but don't let the subtitles put you off: Her has absolutely no dialogue, and the other two have very little. These films are mostly an exercise in visual - interesting and beautiful visuals. Enjoy!
An experimental short (26 min.) about a flamenco costume designer/dress maker in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain - a city known as part of the "cradle of flamenco." We watch our heroine, Adela, on a very special day in her life. At the climax, she does a little flamenco dance.
One day, as I was walking across the big square in front of the market place in Jerez de la Frontera (in southern Spain' Andalucía region), I saw this guy playing some music on an instrument that looked like a small flying saucer. It was sitting on his lap, and made the most beautiful sounds, li...