"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 - 77'