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Mahaleo

Mahaleo

A Feature film by Raymond Rajaonarivelo, César Paes

Produced by Laterit Productions

Release in France : 16/03/2005

    Synopsis

    The songs of the group Mahaléo sowed the seeds of the 1972 uprising in Madagascar that provoked the fall of the neo-colonial regime there. Today they are integrated into the lives of the people of Madagascar, in whose language “Mahaléo” signifies freedom, independence and autonomy. The seven musicians who form the group have never been part of the world of showbiz, despite thirty years of success, choosing instead to be involved in the development of their country. These precursors of Madagascan blues are also a doctor, farmer, sociologist, politician and surgeons.
    Guided by the power and emotion of their songs, the film is a portrait of Madagascar today.

    Production and distribution (4)

    Co-production :

    Arte France Cinéma

    French distribution :

    Shellac

    Photos (4)

    Full credits (8)

    Executive Producer :

    Marie-Clémence Blanc-Paes

    Directors of Photography :

    César Paes, Raymond Rajaonarivelo

    Editor :

    Agnès Contensou

    Music Composer :

    Mahaleo

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Documentary

    Themes :

    Music

    Production language :

    French, Malagasy

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    100% French

    Production year :

    2005

    French release :

    16/03/2005

    Runtime :

    1 h 42 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    106.012

    Visa issue date :

    07/01/2005

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    1.85

    Audio format :

    Dolby SR