Madagascar’s democratically-elected president, Marc Ravalomanana, was ousted from power following a bloody military coup in 2009.

In a fascinating geopolitical drama, Danish filmmaker Mik-Meyer closely follows Ravalomanana as he attempts to return from exile in South Africa to Madagascar, under the threat of arrest and bodily harm.

With fly-on-the-wall access to Ravalomanana’s legal, business and PR teams – and investigative interviews with the president and his family – Mik-Meyer conducts an intriguing study of the politics of a country on the imaginary and physical peripheries of Africa, of the insidious nature of French neo-colonial interests, and of the self-sacrifice that true leadership requires.

Courtesy of DFI & the Director

Cape Town
V&A
Sat 3, 6pm + Q&A
Wed 7, 6.45pm
Fri 9, 8.30pm
Johannesburg
Rosebank
Mon 5, 7pm + Q&A
Director(s):
Lotte Mik-Meyer
Country:
Denmark
Year:
2017
Duration:
78 minutes
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