Faces of Pangalanes

Faces of Exotic Lands
S1:Ep152 mins1998Guest: Peter Hercombe

In eastern Madagascar, linking the Indian Ocean to the forest interior lies an extraordinary man-made waterway. Around this waterway a community has evolved. The tribes people of the forest came together to assume the name of the canal itself - The Pangalanes. Join us as we journey north along the canal to visit the different communities that call it home.

Along the way, we meet visit the market places, meeting influential people and learn of their exploits into local politics. Daily life is similar in many ways, yet different in each community we visit. The people here have no choice but to follow the moods of the slow waters and accept that is the flow of the Panfalanes that dictates the flow of their lives.

Featuring: Peter Hercombe
Video Language: English