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Spanish documentary Alalá (Irish première)


The School of Modern Languages and Applied Linguistics (MLAL) and the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance (IWAMD) are proud to present the Irish première of the award-winning documentary Alalá (Remedios Malvárez, 2016)

Wednesday 14th March, 6pm

Theatre 1, IWAMD


"Flamenco is a space for knowledge, transformation and freedom"

Alalá (‘Joy’ in Caló) is a documentary which offers a social portrait of a well-known Seville quarter (Las Tres Mil Viviendas) which usually appears in the media in a negative light. In recent years, this neighbourhood has been transformed into a multicultural space, where, despite difficulties and disadvantages, joy is ever present.

The documentary focuses on a music school for children, where flamenco is used as the language for education. The school is the result of the efforts and commitment of renowned guitarist Emilio Caracafé, who, together with other artists, offers in Alalá his personal vision of this neighbourhood, where flamenco becomes a source of opportunities and social transformation. (For more information, see

The film will be followed by a roundtable discussion.

Film with subtitles in English

All welcome