"With almost nothing... we can make things" a retired military man named Gaby told me. He recycles scrap metal in order to make wheelbarrows.
From behind my camera, without being condescending, I look out at my compatriots, at those who, with their strength and soul as their only resources, can create... life, objects, music, or great speeches.
Beyond what economists call "underdevelopment", I perceive everywhere an unconscious resistance to a worldwide system which is barely humanistic.
As becomes the tradition, I request artists to be my spokespeople. Jao, a singer from the south of the island, and Blandine, a farmer and an expert in public speaking will have less than 4 days to create a multicultural show that evokes which are underlying the daily gestures of an entire people.
I've woven together the artistic adventure of Jao and his friends through portraits turning them into both ordinary and extraordinary characters.
A'vita gasy' lesson (one made in Madagascar) of recycling, fraternity, freedom and poetry... (Lova Nantenaina)
A film by Lova Nantenaina
2013 - France/Madagascar - Documentary, Colour - 84 mins'
Director: Lova Nantenaina
Image: Lova Nantenaina, Lanto Tiana Bemaso Rabearison, Fifaliana Nantenaina, Éva Lova
Sound: Fifaliana Nantenaina, Solofo Randrianarivelo, Maminihaina Rakotonirina
Editor: Nantenaina Lova
Assistants Editors: Alain Rakotoarisoa et Eva Lova
Assistants post-production: Maminihaina Rakotonirina et Nantenaina Fifaliana
Infography (Poster): Maminihaina Rakotonirina
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"Con poco o niente si possono fare molte cose". Una lezione, made in Madagascar, di riciclaggio, fraternità, libertà e poesia....
di Nantenaina Lova
Madagascar, 2013, Documentario, 88'
Produzione: Eva Lova - Endemika Films
Premier long-métrage documentaire de Lova Nantenaina, sélectionné au Festival International du Film de Fribourg en mars 2014 puis à Hot Docs.