Flamenco: the Land Is Still Fertile
- Official Website
- Music, Culture, Arts, and Minorities
Flamenco is deeply rooted in the land of its birth, southern Spain's Andalucia, home to the "cradle of flamenco" where we filmed our documentary. It's a small region in and around Jerez de la Frontera (in Andalucia), formerly a city dependent upon agriculture and farm laborers, many of whom sang flamenco as they worked. The connection between flamenco and manual labor is important, as we show in this documentary. In addition, the connection between flamenco and "gitanos" (Spanish Gypsies) is the source of endless speculation. We look at all these topics drawing on great performances, rich images of Jerez & Andalucia and also of Rajasthan (presumed area where the gitanos originated), plus a narration given by a professional gitano flamenco singer - Antonio de la Malena - who has performed on every continent except for Australia and Antarctica.
- Show treatment
The foundation of the documentary is an interweaving of narration, performance, and interviews. To a lesser extent, we have used graphic design, photos, and archival footage. The interviews and the performance are by experts-professionals as well as community elders.
- in post-production
- Eve A. Ma ... Producer-Director
- Antonio de la Malena ... Associate Director
- Eve A.Ma ... Editor
- Antonio de la Malena ... Narrator
- Prod. Co.
- Palomino Productions
- United States
- Years of Production
- 2013- (2020=anticipated completion)
- Spain - Jerez de la Frontera and nearby areas
- Spanish with English subtitles
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