Rendala the Mikea

Alain Rakotoarisoa

Strongly encouraged by an environmental protection program, Rendala and his clan left their native forest in the southwest of Madagascar and the rest of the Mikea community to settle a few kilometers away. Attracted by the modern world, spit tobacco, and the promise of a better future, they gave up their lives of hunting and gathering. But five years later, the record is bitter…

2016
62 minutes
HD, Color

Director

Multi-award winning documentary filmmaker, Alain is a sociologist. In 2008 he entered the Ateliers Varan (Paris) and completed his self-training in audio-visual directing. In his films, he constantly shows fractures in Malagasy society through one point of view: that of the dignity of human beings.