DOCUMENTARY FILMS

 
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FLAMENCO LIVES:
Four common people’s life marked by flamenco, guide us through the stages of a vital run.
A childhood in flamenco lineage; a young woman discovering flamenco music through her cámera; the critical reflection of a mature painter and a lifetime’s experience of a retired man dedicated to bring flamenco to everybody. 
The last protagonist: music. Our musicians sneak in, slip in and out of everybody’s story and in the documentary’s circle of life.

 

 
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US OF URUGUAYANS AND CARNIVAL:
Can an identity be defined? This film asks what it means to be uruguayan and tries to find the answer in it’s carnival.
US, follows the lives of several characters that are part of the uruguayan carnival. They are those that, once they paint their face and get up on stage, they connect the spectator with a part of their national and cultural reality. They are the main protagonists of the most important of the people’s festivities.
This documentary starts with the search for the uruguayans identity seen through their most authentic way of expression, the carnival. We use it as an excuse to show this festivity considered as one of the most important cultural phenomenon of the country, “the longest carnival of the world” as they say.
The “murga” and the “candombe” are fundamental carnival genres from this theatre festivity. As we follow our protegonists, which are part of these “murga” or “candombe” groups, we invite the spectator to inmerse themselves in their world filled with music, dance and why not… their identity.




 
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ULAMA:
Once the game of Maya kings and Aztec warriors, ULAMA lives on in the dusty playing fields of western Mexico.
Manuel Aguilar, an art historian at California State University, Los Angeles (CSULA) and CSULA archaeologist James Brady have brought a small group of graduate students to Sinaloa, Mexico as part of an interdisciplinary art history and anthropology project focused on ulama.
This documentary is part of the research, students interviewing players and their families about where the modern game has survived and why it has died out elsewhere, and investigating possible connections with the past. Specifically, they have looked for sacred or ritual aspects of ulama: "A game that is at risk of dying,"




 
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THE MAKING OF "LA MISMA LUNA"

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TONICA INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL

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