Tag Archives: Malagasy

Michaël Andrianaly – Njaka Kely (2015)

In Toamasina, on the east coast of Madagascar, Saholy runs a small business of pedicabs. She takes care of her drivers as if they were her sons and lets them find with her a home where they get mothered. Tormented with a difficult past, Njaka is looking for his place in the bosom of this big family. At seventeen he knows he must decide his future but lets himself still easily be tempted by girls and smoking joints. Read More »

Maminihaina Jean Aimé Rakotonirina – Ho ela velona ny razana AKA Longue vie aux morts (2016)

For Malagasy people who honor their ancestors, when the deceased are in the grave, their spirits are always alive and present, they maintain their individualities and their kinship connections. At Alasora, in the Central Highlands of Madagascar, Marie takes care of a royal tomb that was entrusted to her and welcomes visitors who have come to ask a favor from the ancestors. Read More »