Baobabs between Land and Sea

Baobabs entre Terre et Mer
First Prize – “Town of Sondrio” Award 2015
by Cyrille Cornu – Produced by: Cyrille Cornu – France 2015 – Running time: 55 min. - Featured area: Menabe Region, Southwestern coast of Madagascar

By their sheer size and original shapes, baobabs are among the most remarkable trees on the planet. Relatively unknown in Madagascar, these giants are currently threatened by deforestation. To study them, in the heart of their forests, Cyrille Cornu and Wilfried Ramahafaly travel by pirogue, exploring 400 km of wild and isolated coastline in the south-west of Madagascar. The film chronicles the expedition. It reveals discoveries, meetings, scientific results of the two explorers, baobabs and landscapes that had mostly never been filmed or even photographed!