The Silkies of Madagascar – International Folk Art Alliance

INTERNATIONAL FOLK ART MARKET | Santa Fe

The Silkies of Madagascar (25-minutes)

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For a silk weaving community in central Madagascar, new access to income from global markets preserves an ancient tradition, empowers women, and radically improves the futures of their children. The income generated from the 3-day folk art fair in America would normally take 15 years to earn back in Madagascar. A Peace Corp volunteer becomes part of their community and helps lead the weavers to a better life.


INTERNATIONAL FOLK ART MARKET | Santa Fe

The Silkies of Madagascar (3-minutes) – WInner of The CINE Golden Eagle Award

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For a silk weaving community in central Madagascar, new access to income from global markets preserves an ancient tradition, empowers women, and radically improves the futures of their children. The income generated from the 3-day folk art fair in America would normally take 15 years to earn back in Madagascar. A Peace Corps volunteer and a folk art visionary team up to change everything for the Silkies of Madagascar.