Madagascan slam poets, artists and skateboarders make space for creative expression despite poverty and colonial legacy.
Editor’s note: This film will be removed on August 18, 2020.
As local rapper Naty says, a group of young people are intent on making their mark in Madagascar’s cultural history.
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From gifted slam poet Caylah to inventive visual artist Temandrota and a crew of entrepreneurial skateboarders, a generation of young Madagascans are making space for creative projects.
“Is’Art Gallery [is] the refuge for alternative artists in Tana. Here, you find a bit of everything … We are underground artists and every day is a combat,” says Caylah.
They are inspiring in their enthusiasm and hopeful for the future despite the poverty in their country and its colonial past.