Saturday February 22 4pm
“Fahavalo, Madagascar 1947”
Marie Clémence Andriamonta-Paes, Blu-ray, 90 min, 2018 (Malagasy, French)
This historical documentary puts in dialogue rare archival footage, witness accounts and the survivors of the 1947 uprising against colonial rule in Madagascar who evoke their long resistance as fahavalo or enemies of France.
Co-sponsored by the Department of History, the Department of African and African Diaspora Studies, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy & the Alliance française de Milwaukee. The US tour of film director Marie Clémence Andriamonta-Paes is organized and supported by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy.
3pm: PRE-TALK WITH THE DIRECTOR: Madagascar Then and Now
Come meet the director,
hear her discuss the making of Fahavalo,
Enjoy Malagasy culture,
And view rare books & maps from UWM’s Special Collections & AGS Library.
IN THE UWM STUDENT UNION, RM 280 (opp. the Union Cinema)
with Franco-Malagasy Director
4pm: SCREENING Fahavalo, Madagascar 1947
5:30pm: TALK-BACK WITH THE DIRECTOR, IN THE UWM UNION CINEMA
The little known story of a post WWII insurrection by the indigenous population of Madagascar becomes a multi faceted walk through history in this film that is both ethnographic documentary and chronicle of a revolution.