When the economic crisis of 2008 struck in the United States, it spread to many countries in Europe which had earlier followed the United States' example of investing beyond capacity in housing...in the case of the United States, allowing and encouraging individuals to take out "junk mortgages;" in the case of European countries, devoting huge amounts of government money into building housing, money that the government raised through loans. When the housing market crashed in the United States, loans were called in and the government's over-extension in many European countries including Spain led the bottom to fall out of the building boom.

The photograph above shows one of the consequences. This is a line in front of the unemployment office in Jerez de la Frontera taken in 2010. Unemployment for years after the 2008 crisis remained at over 25% - and 50% for people under 25 years old.



Palomino Productions (whose legal name is Palomino Pro, LLC) is the production arm of filmmaker Eve A. Ma. Productions include her more than 15 documentaries, several experimental shorts, and this one-hour drama. We will only mention the highlights here.

Ma’s work has been in festivals and important events in eight countries on four continents (North America, Europe, South America and Asia). Her work has won awards, and much of it is presented in two languages – English and Spanish. Her principal concerns are ethnic and cultural diversity, the arts, and communicating across boundaries. As she explains, “I’d like everyone to walk a mile in someone else’s shoes.”

Major work in HD includes Masters of Rhythm, released in early 2017; and Flamenco: the Land Is Still Fertile (Flamenco: la tierra está viva) with we expect to complete in 2018 or 2019.

In addition, she has created a series of broadcast one-hour documentaries about world music and dance, one of which – A Zest for Life: Afro-Peruvian Rhythms, a Source of Latin Jazz - was offered for national educational broadcast through NETA (National Educational Television Assn.). Other work includes experimental shorts shot in Spain and the United States.

To learn more about Ma’s films, go to www.PalominoPro.com or sign up for her monthly newsletter, www.PalominoPro-signup.com.