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Juanito is about to fulfill his dream: to be a dancer. Karime arrives in Barcelona to find the imprint of her aunt-grandmother Carmen Amaya, the best flamenco dancer of all time.

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Title Bajarí


Duration 90 minutes.

Country Spain

Directed by Eva Vila

Documentary Genre

Directed by Eva Vila, Cándido Álvarez

Cast Karime Amaya, Juanito Manzano.

Screenplay by Pep Puig, Eva Vila

Music Miscellaneous

Photography by Joan Tisminetzky

Distributor Emilio Oliete. Wide House. Pica Office

Production company Lastor Media / Araki Films / Chromosome / Televisió de Catalunya (TV3)



International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (IDFA). Netherlands.

DocsBarcelona. Spain.

Malaga International Film Festival. Spain.

International Film Festival of the World, Montreal. Canada.

Guadalajara International Film Festival. Mexico.

Flahertian of Russia. Special Jury Mention.

Mediawave Film Festival. Hungary.

CinemaSpagna. Netherlands.

Spanish Film Festival. Toronto, Canada.

Yamagata International Film Festival. Japan.

Juanito is about to fulfill one of his dreams: to have a pair of red ankle boots which will make him a real flamenco dancer. Flamenco is transmitted through family traditions within the gypsy community by Carmen Amaya, the greatest flamenco dancer of all time. Her niece-granddaughter, Karime, arrives in Barcelona to relive her career. The trip is completed when Winny, her mother, joins her from Mexico with the mission of preparing a show with the best talents in the city. Together they will discover the spirit of Bajarí, the name of the city of Barcelona in caló, the language of the gypsies.

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