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  • Popular perceptions of the exercise of power in Madagascar

  • Popular perceptions of the exercise of power in Madagascar

  • Popular perceptions of the exercise of power in Madagascar

  • Popular perceptions of the exercise of power in Madagascar

  • Popular perceptions of the exercise of power in Madagascar

Production of visual contents merging creativity and expertise

The actors

> Client: INCIPALS / ECES / EU Delegation Madagascar
> Production & direction: Collateral Creations
> Research team : François Roubaud & Mireille Razafindrakoto (IRD/DIAL), Jean Michel Wachsberger (Lille/DIAL), INSTAT Madagascar (survey)
> Film (script & making): Alban Biaussat & Michel Tabet
> Graphic design: Studio Louis
> Photo: Rijasolo
> Music: « Landrema » by Mahaleo & « Méditation » by Sareraka

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Expectations

An in-depth study to understand popular expectations of the Malagasy population, both urban and rural, from institutions of authority, as well as the more sensitive documentation of perceptions and their underlaying logic, whose results could be shared and contribute to tailored civic education activities.

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The context

This project takes place as a transversal component of the INCIPALS programme that provides assistance to civil society in Madagascar in the post-electoral period. An original approach combining a large-scale quantitative survey, state of the art analysis, and documentary photography and filmmaking.

The EU-funded INCIPALS programme commissioned Collateral Creations to orchestrate and carry out field surveys and analyses, and to produce original audiovisual documentary works in order to better comprehend and depict in sensitive and attractive formats the diversity of popular expectations with regard to governance in Madagascar.

The results of this project (study and film/photos) will be officially presented on the 15th of July 2016 in Antananarivo, in collaboration with INCIPALS/ECES/EU and IRD/DIAL, within the framework of the Southern Winter University in Social Sciences in Madagascar (gouvernance, institutions & role of the elites).

A transversal component of the INCIPALS programme (Citizen Initiative for Consolidating Peace, Leadership and Stability) implemented by ECES in Madagascar has been designed to research perceptions and expectations of various Malagasy populations with regard to the exercise of power. The objective for the EU is to adapt its civic education activities and engage in related policy dialogue.

Study component

Collateral Creations brought together a team of three senior academics working with the French DIAL research unit (IRD & University Paris Dauphine), renowned for their expertise in implementing sophisticated quantitative peace, governance and security surveys in Madagascar.

A national survey was designed and conducted in December 2015 in partnership with INSTAT in Madagascar, which targeted over 3000 households (over 7300 adults). A substantial report was drafted to summarize a state of the research knowledge about this topic and to provide an analysis of the results of the survey conducted especially.

The executive summary of this study is available in French here:

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Creative audiovisual documentary component

Collateral Creations also designed and orchestrated the production of original photo and video works as per a visual anthropology methodology with both documentary and creative objectives:

  • A 26 minutes long creative documentary film, based on about 30 interviews with individuals of diverse backgrounds, to question Malagasy’s understanding and opinions of state power as well as the population’s capacity to contest. The sociological information it provides shall be useful to foster a debate about this issue and to contribute to the identification of future civic education activities.

Film "Zana-bahoaka ! Le néo-rebelle malagasy", 26min in French:

"Zana-bahoaka ! - Le néo rebelle malagasy" from Collateral Creations on Vimeo.

  • A short "bonus" video to relay the research team’s comments about the main film and about the contribution of such qualitative multimedia research initiative to more traditional analytical work.

Video of comments by the research team in French:

Bonus: résumé de l’étude menée à Madagascar & commentaires du film “Zana_bahoaka!” from Collateral Creations on Vimeo.

  • A body of photography work composed of a series of over 130 images documenting traditional representations of authority in rural areas and portraying young urban activists of Antananarivo.

Film "Zana-bahoaka ! Le néo-rebelle malagasy", 26min in French:

"Zana-bahoaka ! - Le néo rebelle malagasy" from Collateral Creations on Vimeo.

Video of comments by the research team in French:

Bonus: résumé de l’étude menée à Madagascar & commentaires du film “Zana_bahoaka!” from Collateral Creations on Vimeo.

Below a selection of photographs taken from Rijasolo’s series and some portrays by Alban Biaussat of a number of people who appear in the film:

Radio France International (RFI) reported on the film online and broadcasted an interview with the filmmaker on the radio :

The results of this project (study and film/photos) have been officially presented on the 15th of July 2016 in Antananarivo, in collaboration with INCIPALS/ECES/EU and IRD/DIAL, within the framework of the Southern Winter University in Social Sciences in Madagascar (gouvernance, institutions & role of the elites).
More information available at: http://www.dial.ird.fr/universite-d-hiver-austral-en-sciences-sociales-a-madagascar

Screening & debate on 7th of March 2017 in Paris, in collaboration with the Population & Development Centre (Ceped) and IRD at Paris Descartes University : http://www.collateralcreations.com/Projection-du-film-sur-Madagascar?lang=en

Additional information is available on the website of the UNCIALS programme: http://www.incipals.eu