Marcelia and the Oval Ball

Marcelia and the Oval Ball

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Marcelia and the Oval Ball | | | | 52 min

Marcelia, 16 years old, lives in a fishing village in the south of Madagascar. Since 2014, life has changed in Antsepoka with the arrival of the oval ball, especially for the village’s young women who invest in the game of rugby just as much as the young men. They train and dream of being among the first selection of young women players from the south of the island to be invited to the capital to compete with the country’s best players. Marcelia, who astonishes everyone with her agility, her speed, and her intelligence, becomes increasingly confident, to feel that she exists and no longer fears men. The film tells the story of her odyssey towards recognition and emancipation.