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Title:Ady Gasy: the Malagasy way
Editor:Nantenaina, Lova
City of publisher:Paris
Geographic term:Madagascar
Subjects:social life
informal sector
economic recession
documentary films (form)
videos (form)
External link:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3UlHqwdkMVE
Abstract:This documentary observes daily life in Madagascar, where people tackle the financial crisis inventively and sustainably. 'It's the Chinese who produce everything, and we, the Malagasy, fix everything.' The words cut into the recycled waste rubber stamp perfectly encapsulate the Malagasy population's relationship with production and consumption: Made in Madagascar avec presque rien (with almost nothing). The people never lose their unique identity and their humor, but they haven't forgotten how to complain, because chaos and corruption are rife among the ruling class. The unhurried observational shots are punctuated by proverb texts that reflect the Malagasy outlook on life: 'Envisage the worst, so that the best happens.' [Abstract reproduced from DVD]