Nantenaina LOVA grew up in Antananarivo in a modest family and studied in public high school. A literary baccalaureate in his pocket, he left his country in 1999 to study sociology and humanitarian work in France. Back in Madagascar from 2003 to 2005, he became a case journalist for a French-language newspaper. In 2005, he continued his masters studies in Information-Communication in Reunion before joining the Toulouse School of Cinema (ESAV). He obtained his master in filmmaking with honors and created in 2007, Endemika Films. This Antananarivo-based company is dedicated to the production and distribution of films by Malagasy authors (mainly documentaries). Endemika Films is managed by Eva Lova-Bely, and Candy Radifera. Endemika has co-produced “Ady Gasy, The Malagasy Way“, (2014) which had a great run in international film circuit. Endemika also produced “Zanaka, Thus spoke Felix” (2019), which was awarded the Silver Colt for short documentary at FESPACO
Golden Zebu of Pan-African documentary at Rencontres du film court (Madagascar). Lova’s second feature film, “Aza Kivy, Morning Star” was selected for the official competition at (IDFA), 2020. The project “Bomb Bay”, currently in production, will be Lova’s 3rd Feature Film
Katy Lena Ndiaye has been multiplying experiences in cinema and television for almost twenty years now. She worked for TV programs Afrique Plurielle and Reflets Sud (TV5-CIRTEF-RTBF) as a journalist and producer. Her films, On a le temps pour nous (2019), En attendant les hommes, (2007) and Traces, empreintes de femmes (2002) have been acclaimed and awarded in numerous festivals.
Katy Lena is now running a company, in Senegal, IndigoMood films. Her film “Une histoire du Franc CFA” is nearly done with postproduction. The documentary shows how, from the end of the 1940s to the present day, this currency created by colonial France has been maintained. How and why the countries in which it circulates have come to terms with a very embarrassing history.