• 9.7 10
  • 2016
  • 77min
  • Original Title: Alala (2011)

Through the educational experience of a school in a popular neighborhood in Seville, Spain, this documentary shows the power of flamenco to generate culture and social transformation.


AWARDS: Best Novel Direction for Andalucian Filmmaker. ASECAN/ Best Film Talento Andaluz,    Mejor Obra Audiovisual con Perspectiva de Género.  Huelva Iberoamerican Film Festival/ Award. International Documentary Film Festival RushDoc/ Award. Guangzhou International Documentary Film Festival/ Best Woman Film. Malaga Film Festival/ Award. China Academy Awards of Documentary Film/ Best documentary. Internacional in World Film Awards/ Special Mention. International Film Festival of Human Rights/ Award. Zinetxiki Zinemaldia/ Audience Award. International Festival of Invisible Cinema/  Award. Festival Internacional Documentary Film Mediterraneo/ Best Feature Documentary. MFF

OFFICIAL SELECTIONS: Zinetxiki Zinemaldia/ Bolivia Human Rights Film Festival/ SGAE Flamenco/ Festival de Arte Flamenco de Mont de Marsan/ International Festival for Mediterranean Documentary Film and Reportage/ ALCANCES Documentary Film Festival/ Muestra de Film Academy of Andalucía/ Festival Internacional de Cine bajo la Luna de Islantilla/ Festival de Cine y Televisión “Reino de León”/ Wofest Women Film Festival Huelva/ World Film Awards/ Best World Award Merit/ Mice - Mostra Internacional de Cinema Etnografico/ Star Doc Film Festival/ Biznaga De Plata/ Festival Internacional de Cine y Educación de Madrid/ Festival Cine de Mujeres/ Festival International de Films de Femmes du Créteil/ Espello International Documentary Etnografic Film Festival from Sobrarbe/ Finalista Festival Cine y Televisión Reino de León/ Star Doc Film Festival/ Festival de Cine Bajo la Luna/ Edición de Cine documental AlCANCES/ Festival for Mediterranean Documentary Film/ Colombia Festival Internacional de Cine por los Derechos Humanos/ Zinetxiki Zinemaldia/ International Unseen Film Festival/ Festival Internacional de Cine de Cañada Real/ International Documentary Film Festival RushDoc/ Festival Internacional de Cine Invisible/ Festival Internacional de Cine de Ibiza/ Los Angeles Cinefest/ Flamenco Festival Nimes/ Flamenco Festival Monterrey/ International Unseen Film Festival/ WOOFEST Woman/ Muestra de Cine de Mujer/ Certamen Proyecta

Alala. The power of Flamenco

“Alalá” (Joy in the Caló language) shows us the social portrait of a popular Sevillian neighborhood that in recent years has been transformed into a multicultural space, where in spite of the difficulties in which they live, joy is never lost.

The film shows a music school for children that uses flamenco as an educational language, born from the efforts of a renowned guitarist, Emilio Caracafé, who along with other artists offer us their personal vision of this neighborhood, where flamenco is an element that generates opportunities and transformative values.

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