MADAGASCAR 2010, the Slovak expeditionary team that followed the trail of famous Slovak adventurer Móric Beňovský ended its mission with a visit to the island of Mauritius where they reviewed original letters in the capital city’s National Archives. They also located reports written by Beňovský as well as other documentary sources yielding new facts about his time on the island and met a descendant of Beňovský’s interpreter, known as Meyur. The expedition to Madagascar and Mauritius ended in the middle of May and the expeditionary team, together with the 3S Video crew that filmed the whole journey, returned to Slovakia.
The expedition, led by documentary director Vladimír Dudlák and historian Miroslav Musil, left for Madagascar on April 16, focused on finding and researching the less well-known places and facts connected with Beňovský’s stays in Madagascar and Mauritius in the 18th century. They studied the Cape East region where Beňovský, born in Vrbové, is buried, were received by a local official in the town of Amilobe, and visited the National Archives in Madagascar’s capital, Antananarivo. One of their goals was to enliven the memory of Beňovský and his deeds among island residents.
The expedition will now release a documentary movie, the SITA newswire wrote.
24. May 2010 at 0:00 | Compiled by Spectator staff