1748, Seville: Caridad, a recently freed Cuban slave, wanders the
streets of the city. Her master is dead and she has nowhere to go.
When she meets Milagro Carmona - a young, rebellious gypsy - the
two women are instantly inseparable. Milagros introduces Caridad to
the gypsy community, an exotic fringe society that will soon bring
them love and change their life forever. From the tumultuous bustle
of 18th-century Seville to the theatres of Madrid, The Barefoot
Queen takes us into the murky world of tobacco smuggling and ther
persecution of the gypsies. Showing us the birth of Flamenco, it is
a historical fresco filled with characters that live, love, fight
and suffer for what they believe.