La pirogue

2012, France-Senegal 87’, Color, French-Wolof

Director: Musa Tourre

2012 Cannes Film Festival Un Certain Regard
A gorgeous and stunning voyage from Africa to Europe…

Baye Laye is the captain of a shing pirogue. Like many of his Senegalese compatriots, he sometimes dreams of new horizons, where he can earn a better living for his family. When he is offered to lead one of the many pirogues that head towards Europe via the Canary Island, he reluctantly accepts the job, knowing full-well the dangers that lie ahead. Leading a group of 30 men who don’t all speak the same language, some of whom have never seen the sea, Baye Laye will confront many perils in order to reach the distant coasts of Europe.

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