Fahavalo, Madagascar 1947

  • Fahavalo, Madagascar 1947
© Laterit productions
Genre : Historical
Type : Documentary
Original title : Madagascar 1947, sur les traces des soldats malgaches [Working title]
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv, History/society
Year of production : 2018
Format : Feature
Running time : 90 (in minutes)

When Malagasy soldiers came back from WWII, they expected De Gaulle to give them independence for fighting along with France against Nazis. Instead, they were asked to return to their indigenous status.They soon became the leaders of an uprising, harshly repressed by the French colonial authorities.

The last witnesses tell us about their long months of resistance in the jungle, armed only with spears, machetes and talismans. Interweaving archives with these rare and heartfelt testimonies, the film unfolds an unknown story of rebellion.

A film by Marie-Clémence Andriamonta Paes
Madagascar / Cap Vert / Belgium / France, 2018, Documentary, 90'
DCP - 5.1 
DP Cesar Paes
Music Régis Gizavo
Producer Laterit Productions
Co-producers Cobra Films (Belgium), Silvao Producoes (Cape-Verde)
with the support of Programme Media de l'Union Européenne Archidoc (Femis), SCAM Brouillon d'un rêve OIF (Paris), DOHA Films institute, Région Ile-de-France


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