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DVD Raketa Mena - Hery Rasolo


a film by Hery A. Rasolo.

On the coast of Androy, region most in the South of Madagascar, one of the most elementary needs misses: water. Will the red cactus help the inhabitants?

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Year: 2008
Format: PAL
Subtitles: French
Running time: 52min
Language: Malagasy
Country: Madagascar
Director: Hery Rasolo

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© 2008. Izany s'izany. A film by Hery A. Rasolo


A story about environmental change, told by those who already face it.

In the South of Madagascar, the “raketa mena”, a sort of cactus introduced in the early 1900’s, has wiped out all the native flora and dried all the fields used for food production.
Furthermore, climatic conditions and industrial fishing deprive the local populations of the sea resources. The only food left  is the red fruit of the “raketa mena”. People of Androy tell us  how they survive without water and food, far from media and politician’s concern.

Emergency Mention at Festival Plein Sud - Cozes (France)

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