Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Messages From Madagascar

"I'm really eager: it's something that my ancestors have never touched, so now at this point in time we, their grandchildren, are learning, and so it's going to be a teaching for the small ones and for our children and our children's children."

We've been working in Madagascar with an indigenous community in the South Androy region. The community produced six extraordinary films. They live with no electricity, TV or cameras and yet they took to it with ease and grace, and the films they produced were beyond all our expectations.

We had community screenings at the end of the project, and the films are now being shown regionally and nationally, and used as a lobbying tool with decision makers to support changes needed in the community.

Have a look at them at www.panos.org.uk/survivalstrategies. From this page, you can click on the link to Hidden Voices to see the films.

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