Marie Clémence and Cesar Paes (France)

She is both French and Malagasy, he is Brazilian and French.
They make feature length documentaries where music is a way to explore serious topics and fight against clichés.
Their previous films such as "Angano...angano...tales from Madagascar" or "Songs and Tears of Nature", “Awara soup”(already about a French overseas department) have won top awards at Cinema du Réel, Festival dei Popoli or Leipzig and been screened by dozens of broadcasters such as Arte, WDR, WNYC, Canal+, SVT or even Taiwan public TV. Their feature length documentary “Mahaleo” has won a SCAM Star in 2007, and was co-produced by ARTE France cinema with the support of Canal +. "Saudade do futuro" won the Audience award at the Rencontres internationales de Cinéma (Forum des Images). Both films have been theatrically released in France and in the USA (Film Forum, Facets). The DVDs and original soundtracks of the films have been successfully released worldwide.


  • Angano…Agano…
    64', France, 1989
  • Batuque, l'âme d'un peuple
    France, 2006
  • L'opéra du bout du monde/An Opera from the Indian Ocean
    96', France/Madagascar/Belgium, 2012

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