Angano ... Angano nouvelles de Madagascar = Tales from Madagascar / Laterit Productions ; par Marie-Clémence & Caesaer Paes

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Subjects: Documentary films--Madagascar
Foreign films
Formats: Video Recording, VHS
Material Type: Projected medium -- Monograph
Language: Malagasy, French, Summary is in English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: San Francisco, CA : California Newsreel, c1989
Series: Library of African cinema
MCIS video collection A-144V
LC Classification: D, DT
Physical Description: 1 videocassette (64 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in
Alternate Titles: Tales from Madagascar
Additional Authors: Production personnel : Blanc-Paes, Marie-Clemence
Director : Paes, Cesar
California Newsreel (Firm)
Laterit Productions
Notes: In Malagasy and French with English subtitles
Summary: Winner of the best documentary at the prestigious Cinema du Reel and Festival dei Popoli, Angano... Angano... Tales from Madagascar is one of the most innovative and rewarding documentaries of recent years. It pioneers a new approach to ethnographic filmmaking, at once scrupulously non-interpretative and brilliantly evocative. Venerable but unmistakably contemporary storytellers recount for the camera and their listeners the founding myths of Malagasy culture-- the creation of man and women, the origin of rice cultivation, the reason for animal sacrifice. The filmmakers do not dramatize or animate these stories; rather they document storytelling itself, placing it in its specific social context. The tales flow into and out of stunning shots of the Malagasy life which gave them their birth and which they in turn explain-- storms, brush fires, herding, the unique practice of exhuming or "turning the dead". A truly multicultural production, French, Brazilian and Malagasy, the film's real "star" is the oral tradition itself. Hovering between the fantastic, often humorous, tales and the enigmatic landscapes, we experience people telling and retelling the necessary fictions out of which we create our societies and our selves
Miami University's MCIS video collection
OCLC Number: 23358815