2020 Films

Kokoly

Director: Blue Ventures
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
2019

Kokoly offers an insight into the life of an incredible woman.
Against a backdrop of extreme poverty, personal loss and a marine environment changing beyond her control, Kokoly lives on a knife edge. Kokoly follows a traditional Vezo fisherwoman Madame Kokoly – as she reflects on her life experiences and carries out her daily routine in and around the coastal waters of southwest Madagascar. This film features female-only voices from one of Africa's most remote regions.

Director's Statement:

This film was produced with support from the Skoll Foundation and is a product of the Sundance Institutes 'Stories of Change' grant.

The film is a powerful and personal exploration of how one woman is navigating her daily life against a backdrop of poverty and marine biodiversity loss. It's important that voices from marginalised communities are amplified; communities who will bear the brunt of the effects of climate breakdown and biodiversity loss. We hope this film will be a valuable contribution to this conversation.

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Madame Kokoly
Madame Kokoly

Producer: Martin Muir
Writers: Ruth Leeney, Matthew Judge, Garth Cripps, and Paul Antion
Editor: Matthew Judge
DOP: Garth Cripps
Key Cast: Madame Kokoly