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Madagascar, 2000
52 min
An ethnological documentary about the Vezos – a people who insist on remaining though others leave, and preserve their traditional way of life.
The Vezos, a semi-nomadic people, who derive their livelihood from fishing from home made canoes, come from Madagascar. The village Ambohibé is situated within the Vezos’ territory, which includes the area between the Mozambique canal and Western Madagascar.
Today the village – which is often the case - has been abandoned by most of the former inhabitants, but the Vezos remains. Through their reminiscing about the old days, traditions and reflecting about future, and by accompanying them on their search of material to build a new canoe, the viewer is invited to a breathtaking journey both in the metaphorical and literal sense of the word.