Synopsis: “Madagascar, carnet de voyage,” nominated for an Academy Award in the Best Animated Short category, is an original short animation directed by Bastien Dubois, which allows viewers to experience the sights and sounds of Madagascar, a country rich with cultural traditions. We follow our protagonist, a traveler, who is invited to take part in a funerary Famadihana custom, where Malagasy tribes are able to show respect for the dead. We are taken through the country by following the traveler’s diary, which contains images, tickets, and maps. As the trek is under way, the film allows audiences to engage with local citizens, music, dance styles, transportation, food, sports, wildlife and the glorious landscapes. The upbeat nature of the soundtrack and the beautifully animated images of the countryside keep us engaged and truly allow us to feel present along this journey.

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