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 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 life. "Tone Poem with Hang Drum" (18 min.) imagines the story that music from a hang drum - a sonorous instrument that looks a little bit like a very small flying saucer - creates in the mind of the musician improvising upon it. And "Her (Ella)" (4 min.), without a word of dialogue, shows us the story of the man, the street and the flower.
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...
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.