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The Revolution of the Common Man

Madagascar, 1973

A peoples uprising had caused the downfall of Philibert Tsiranana’s regime in Madagascar. A progressive military had come to power. New development models were being tested and farmers were given the opportunity to guarantee a food supply for the population, without being exposed to the inequity of a trade imbalance between local agricultural products and imported industrial goods. It was an attempt to counteract the impoverishment induced by French colonial policies, which had geared Madagascar’s economy to serve the interests of France.

a film by Gordian Troeller and Marie-Claude Deffarge
original title: Die Revolution der kleinen Leute
in cooperation with François Partant
camera: Gordian Troeller
sound: René Costy
editor: Jean Depaye
colour
50 minutes

This film only exists in the German version.

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