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Odiaina, Fragments de vies (Lebensfragmente) © Laza

Pieces of lives

Odiaina, Fragments de vies
Documentary film by Laza, 85 min., Madagascar/ Germany 2013

Healing people with music is an ancestral practice in Madagascar. This film shows the relationship between music and mental
illness, through the work of some malagasy music therapist.

I met Rajery in 2010 at a music therapy session in the Antananarivo psychiatric hospital in which my cousin was taking part. Meeting Rajery changed my life. I saw the power of his music for patients and the fi re that lit up in my cousin's eyes. I realized that we can all do something for these fragile people that have lost their way in life, and that every citizen can engage on behalf of their community. As a musician, Rajery brings his music to the patients. As a fi lmmaker, I take my camera...


Script & Director:
Laza / Hervé Maintirano
Tany Maël
Rozifilms Madagascar/ weltfilm Berlin

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