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Fahavalo, Madagascar 1947
|Fahavalo, Madagascar 1947|
|Directed by||Marie-Clémence Andriamonta-Paes|
|Produced by||Laterit Productions|
|Screenplay by||Marie-Clémence Andriamonta-Paes|
|Music by||Régis Gizavo|
|Edited by||Paul Pirritano, Gabriel Paes|
Fahavalo, Madagascar 1947 is a 2019 franco-malagasy documentary film.
The little-known story of a post WWII insurrection by the indigenous population of Madagascar, an island nation off the coast of east Africa, becomes a multi-faceted walk through history in this film that is both ethnographic documentary and chronicle of a revolution. A French colony in 1947, the island had been promised independence by Charles de Gaulle, a reward for providing wartime manpower and assistance to the Allies. A failure to follow through touched off political chaos and a resulting brutal crackdown that pitched the sophisticated forces of France against Malagasy guerillas fighting with spears, machetes, and magic spells.
- Documentary of the world award - Montreal World Film Festival
- Special Mention - Carthage Film Festival
- Fahavalo, Madagascar 1947 on IMDb
- Survivors recall the tragic 1947 anti-colonial revolt in Madagascar Mediapart
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