What a beautiful series of screenings in Capileira. It went like this.
Alicia and I walked around the town the day before, greeting people here and there - and putting up posters where you put up posters - everyone knew about it - it was lovely to hear - a bit like town criers!
And people came. Carmen emceed. I said a few words. Cristina and Paula of Flamenco La Fuente danced and took us into the frequency of feeling that starts the film. (see a short video on their FB page here)
And folks watched the movie and they liked it, they really loved it. Thy spoke of so much in common, the old stories of living on the land, the Era of there and here, the place where they winnowed wheat, the absorption with water, (pun intended), the songs, the dwindling of stories, the leaving of younger folks for the cities. They spoke of the tenderness of the stories, of hearing Nasario in Spanish and how moving that this was the first screening in Spain.
Toñi and Luisa shared a message for Nasario in Spanish. Alicia shared some thoughts about the screenings in English - what made it a good fit for Capileira, her summary of the reactions...
Interview with Alicia Perez Padron
I shared with Fernando, the lieutenant mayor, Nasario's children's book, Grandma Lale's Tamales, which will live in the Capileira Library. And Alicia poured the wine and we kept on talking...And so it went...
Muchas Gracias, Capileira. A big THANKS to everyone, especially Alicia Perez Padron, Carmen, Flamenco La Fuente, and of course the Ayuntamiento de Caplieira.
Next stop - Granada proper...where we will discuss the possibility of more screenings next year, all over Andalucia = here is where the story began after all - check out our SPAIN TRAILER AND WEBSITE AS WE PREPARE these next steps: www.nasariorecuerda.com