Legends of Madagascar / Malagasy Mankany

Director: Haminiaina Ratovoarivony
Countries: Madagascar
Year: 2012
Running Time: 93 min.
Language: Malagasy

Haminiaina Ratovoarivony writes, directs and edits a spirited road trip story full of nationalist uplift. A thief on the run, a sociology student, an underground reggae DJ and an Indo-Pakistani runaway pack into a Mini-Cooper to visit Jim’s serious ill father. From Antananarivo, the capital of Madagascar, they drive along a raging river to the wild coast, encountering corrupt soldiers and a Japanese geologist preaching the gospel. This entertaining 2012 indie boasts curious scenery and social commentary and the challenges faced by Madagascar’s youth.