An Opera from the Indian Ocean (educational)

    • Directed by: Marie-Clémence & Cesar Paes
    • Produced by: Marie-Clémence Paes / Laterit productions

      Released: 2013
      Running Time: 96 min
      Language: French, Malagasy
      Subtitles: English, French, Portuguese, Mandarin Chinese
      Subjects: Art Music & Design, Multicultural Studies, Anthropology

      Based on historical facts, the African descendent and Reunion born Trulès composed the opera Maraina, recounting the story of the first settlers of the Indian Ocean islands. Voyaging between Reunion, Madagascar and Paris, AN OPERA FROM THE INDIAN OCEAN traces the cast's journey to the place where it all began: Fort-Dauphin in southern Madagascar, at the end of the African continent.

      The opera singers perform this contemporary music for an audience that has never before seen an opera. A fascinating voyage through time and space, between the 17th century seafarers ships and Madagascar today.

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      • Kimitete awardfor the most “human” film at FIFIG Groix Island Film Festival (France)