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La Chana
Directed by
Lucija Stojevic

Spain / 2016 / 83
New York Premiere
In Spanish with subtitles

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Q&A Attendees
*subject to change:
Susan Muska, Greta Olafsdottir, Deirdre Towers
La Chana was one of the greatest stars in the flamenco world, captivating audiences worldwide with her innovative style and breathtaking use of rhythm in the 1960s and 70s. Peter Sellers, with whom she is featured in The Bobo, invited her to Hollywood. Instead, at the peak of her career, she disappeared from the scene.

La Chana takes us into the heart and mind of the self-taught Gypsy dancer Antonia Santiago Amador, aka La Chana, as she returns to the stage after a break of two decades to give a final seated performance. The secret behind her disappearance, we learn, is that for 18 years she was the victim of domestic abuse at the hands of her first husband. In this dramatic story about the process and power of creativity, aging, perseverance, and re-invention, La Chana crystallizes the inevitable clashes between her life's extremes and contradictions; between the artist on stage and the woman behind the scenes.

Lucija Stojevic was educated in The University of Edinburgh and Prague Film School. She has independently produced over 30 short format documentaries for The Guardian, The New York Times and Global Post. Her work has also been displayed in the context of video art in exhibitions in Vienna and Graz (Austria), Screens of Barcelona/LOOP (Spain) and The Edinburgh Fringe Festival (UK). In 2014, she established Noon Films S.L., a production company focusing on creative documentaries in Barcelona, Spain.
Producer(s): Lucija Stojevic, Deirdre Towers, Greta Olafsdottir and Susan Muska
Director(s): Lucija Stojevic
Cinematographer(s): Samuel Navarrete
Editor(s): Domi Parra, Irene Coll
Sound Designer(s): Alejandro Castillo, Nicolas Liebing
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