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by Marie-Clémence Paes


They were called fahavalo – enemies - because they rebelled in 1947 against French colonial authorities in Madagascar. Today, filmmaker Marie-Clémence Andriamonta-Paes takes us where the events took place, on a journey to meet the last witnesses. They tell us about their fight for independence and their long months of resistance in the jungle, armed only with spears and talismans.

original title: Fahavalo, Madagascar 1947
working title: Madagascar 1947, sur les traces des soldats malgaches
country: France, Belgium, Cape Verde, Qatar
year: 2018
genre: documentary
directed by: Marie-Clémence Paes
film run: 90'
release date: FR 30/01/2019
screenplay: Marie-Clémence Paes
cinematography by: Cesar Paes
film editing: Paul Pirritano
music: Régis Gizavo
producer: Marie-Clémence Paes, Júlio Silvão Tavares
associate producer: Viviane Dahan
production: Laterit Productions, Cobra Films, Silvão Produções
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