Flamenco: the Land is Still Fertile-Flamenco la tierra Documentary
August 8, 2021
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Flamenco: the Land is Still Fertile-Flamenco la tierra Documentary

“Flamenco: the Land Is Still Fertile (Flamenco: la tierra está viva)”: in 2010, UNESCO declared that flamenco was part of the universal cultural heritage of mankind. Our documentary looks at that passionate art form, and shows how traditional flamenco is in danger of disappearing.   It is rapidly being replaced by flamenco fusion, and most people don’t even know the difference.

Shooting in Spain (in Spanish with English subtitles), we show what the original, true flamenco really is and clarify its links to the land and the people who gave it birth. We also enter into the lively debate as to who created it – gitanos (Spanish Gypsies)? or the “native” inhabitants of Spain? Finally, we make it clear that this is a powerful and important art form – one worth understanding and saving.

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