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Haminiaina Ratovoarivony (HAMY RATOVO)

Musicien/ne, Réalisateur/trice, Acteur/trice, Producteur/trice, Compositeur, Scénariste, Directeur/trice de casting


Auteur/Réalisateur/Producteur indépendant, musicien et compositeur malgache.

Haminiaina Ratovoarivony (Hamy RATOVO) est né à Antananarivo, a grandi à Mahajanga, diplômé en sociologie à Madagascar.
Il a étudié le cinéma en France.

Lorsqu’il était enfant, Haminiaina trouva une caméra 8 mm dans les affaires de son père. Lorsqu’il lui demande ce que c’est, son père lui répond à quoi ça sert : un outil pour partager des idées avec d’autres et pour transformer la société par les images et des histoires. Ainsi commence sa passion pour le cinéma.

Hamy habite à Chicago (USA). Il s’est donné comme mission de créer une nouvelle vague du cinéma malgache et de donner un nouveau sens au label « film vita gasy ».


Madagascan Scriptwriter/Director/Producer, Musician and Music Composer.
Hamy lives in Chicago (USA). He is an independent filmmaker and he occasionally acts when he can’t find someone to fill in a part.

Haminiaina Ratovoarivony (Hamy Ratovo) is an independent Malagasy writer, director and producer. He graduated in sociology in Madagascar and then studied cinema in France. He is part of the new generation of Malagasy filmmakers who are fighting for the revival of cinema in his country. His first self-produced feature film Malagasy Mankany (a.k.a Legends of Madagascar), has received several awards in international festivals.

All of his films are born out of a sense of indignation: Malagasy Mankany (2012) highlights the widespread corruption in Madagascar, Antananarivo tiako ianao (2017) speaks of the impunity of the rulers, Razana (2018) evokes the homophobia of an ultra-conservative society.

Haminiaina Ratovoarivony is currently [in2022] developing his second feature film, Nofy, which plunges into the heart of the beauty but also the evils of the rural Malagasy world.
Tovo has just arrived in the village on his motorcycle when he learns the sad news. Nofy, the doctor with whom he is secretly in love, but to whom he has never had the courage to declare his love, has been killed by bandits. As the only person with a car in the remote village, the mayor asks him to take Nofy’s body back to her parents in town. Tovo then begins a journey full of pitfalls and twists and turns. He will be accompanied by the ghost of Nofy to whom he will finally confess his love.
To this subject, Haminiaina Ratovoarivony says: Nofy is a story motivated by two words that were intertwined in my thoughts:’resilience’ and’indignation’.
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