La Paloma / a film by Sigrid Faltin ; written and directed by Sigrid Faltin ; producers, Cédric Bonin, Pascaline Geoffroy, Sigrid Faltin
- Language Note:
- In English, German, Spanish, and Swahili with English subtitles.
- La Paloma was born in the 1860s as a Cuban Habanera, composed by the Basque Sebastian Iradier. This simple love song took off on a flight around the world and became an immediate hit in Mexico. La Paloma brought tears to the eyes of the unfortunate Hapsburg Emperor Maximilian on the Mexican throne, while liberals mocked him in a satirical version. As a marching song, La Paloma arrived in Europe and came of age to her melody children in Auschwitz filed into the gas chambers. A song that has scored countless personal moments and spoken for itself for 150 years doesn't need our commentary - it deserves our celebration!
- Digital File Characteristics:
- video file
- Title from resource description page (viewed July 23, 2020).
- Silverdocs - Music Award (nom.)
Europe Award, Washington
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