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La Chana
MAR 13–14, 2020
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ABOUT THE FILM

As part of Shared Stories a POC Film Series, La Chana brings us under the skin and into the mind of a talented Gypsy flamenco dancer as she returns to the stage to give a final seated performance after a 30-year break. Along the way, La Chana reveals the secret behind her disappearance when she was at the peak of her career.

Friday conversation following the film will be led by Sabrina Aviles, BLIFF Executive Director and Flamenco Dance Project Artistic Director.

 


ABOUT THE DIRECTOR

Lucija Stojevic is an award-winning director and producer. She originally comes from Croatia but moved to Austria when she was 6. While studying architecture in Edinburgh, she discovered she loved film more, so she moved to the Czech Republic to study film for one very intensive year. After that, she moved to Barcelona, Spain, and started to work for production companies and independently doing video journalism for newspapers like The Guardian. La Chana was the reason why she set up her own production company. She produced and directed this feature-length documentary against all the financial obstacles for a newcomer. It has since been nominated for and won many awards such as the winner of the Best Documentary at the 2018 Festival Cinehorizontes Marseille.


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