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Malagasy Mankany (Legends of Madagascar)
by Haminiaina Ratovoarivony
Madagascar, 2012, 93min
Presented by the filmmaker himself!
in French and Malagasy with English subtitles
Malagasy Mankany is a colorful and entertaining dramedy-adventure set in Madagascar about three sociology students named Jimi, Bob and Dylan. When Jimi's father becomes suddenly ill and nears death in his home village, the three friends embark on a journey of a lifetime from the capital of Madagascar to the deep countryside to bring assistance to Jimi's family. On the road trip, the trio encounters off the wall characters that embody the spirit of the island of Madagascar. Their journey ends with each of them standing at the very edge of their future, which brings them not only face to face with their own fate but the fate of their country.