Madagascar is a diary of a journey that redraws the trip of a European traveller confronted with Famadihana customs, a Malagasy custom which means ‘the stirring of the bones’… The pages of the diary turn, then the drawings come to life, and we cover the luxuriant landscapes of Madagascar before being introduced to the Malagasy culture. This film has received numerous awards and was nominated for an Oscar in 2011 in the animated short films category.
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Prix Canal+ at Annecy IAFF; 2010 – Grand Prix KROK IAFF; 2011 – Oscar Nominee
Bastien Dubois was born in 1983. In 2006, he graduated from Supinfocom College in Valenciennes with a diploma in computer filmmaking. After leaving Supinfocom, he gained a lot of experience in creating web sites and animating video games. Bastien Dubois is a keen traveller, and it was during a trip to Madagascar that he had the idea of making this animated travelogue.
Madagascar, a Journey Diary (2009), Portraits de voyages (2013)