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RETURN OF A PRESIDENT - AFTER THE COUP IN MADAGASCAR

Lotte Mik-Meyer
MG ZA FR DK 2017    59' 79'
⚬ Current Affairs & Politics 

Synopsis

A military coup d’etat in Madagascar in 2009 lands the democratically elected president in exile in South Africa. With unique access to President Ravalomanana and his advisors, the film tells the unusual inside story about political intrigue and power, and the role the former colonial powers play.

Credits

Director

Lotte Mik-Meyer

Producers

Helle Ulsteen. Lise Lense-Møller

Production Companies

Magic Hour Films, Kamoli Films, MikMeyer Film

Cinematography

Lotte Mik-Meyer

Editors

Signe Rebekka Kaufmann, Stefan Sundlöf

Music

Halfdan E.

Sound

Bobby Salomon Hess, Gido Martis

Festivals

CPH:DOX 2017

Encounters DF 2017

Yamagata 2017

Stockholm IFF 2017 

Bergamo Film Meeting 2017

One World Prague 2017

One World Romania 2017

Film Details

Runtimes 59' 79'
Spoken Languages English, Malagasy, French, Danish
Production Countries Denmark, France, Madagascar, South Africa

Biography

Lotte Mik-Meyer has for the last 15 years been a documentary film director and teacher within the Documentary and TV field in Europe, US and the Middle East. She holds a MA in International Development and Media Studies. She has been development manager for the Danish National TV and taught artistic expression at The Classical Drawing School in Copenhagen. She is experienced in filming alone in conflicted areas like Yemen, Syria, Lebanon, Egypt and Madagascar. She has directed and photographed WHAT WE SEE (2006) and THE ARAB INITIATIVE (2008). RETURN OF A PRESIDENT (2017) is her debut feature-length documentary.

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