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Return of a President – After the Coup in Madagascar


A military coup d’etat in Madagascar in 2009 lands the democratically elected president in exile in South Africa. With unique access to President Ravalomanana and his advisors, the film tells the inside story about political intrigue and power play, in which France, the former colonial power, seemingly wants to prevent the president from returning home to reinstall democracy in Madagascar.

Running Time: 59/79 min.
Subject(s): African Cinema and Culture, Conflicts, Current Affairs, Investigative Journalism, Politics
Language(s): Danish, English, French, Malagasy
Subtitles: English
Producer(s): Lise Lense-Møller
Cinematographer: Lotte Mik-Meyer
Editor(s): Signe Rebekka Kaufmann, Stefan Sundlöf
Production Company: Magic Hour Films, Kamoli Films and MikMeyer Film

Festival Participation

  • CPH:DOX - 2017
  • Encounters DF - 2017
  • Yamagata - 2017
  • Stockholm IFF - 2017

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