La Pirogue | The Pirogue

Directed by Moussa Touré On Monday, October 22

Sénégal, France | Senegal France | 2012 | Blu-Ray | 113’ | Wolof, français sous-titré anglais | In Wolof and French with English subtitles
With Souleymane Seye Ndiaye, Laïty Fall, Malamine Dramé Yalenguen, Balla Diarra, Salif "jean" Diallo

Synopsis

Un village de pêcheurs dans la grande banlieue de Dakar, d’où partent de nombreuses pirogues. Au terme d’une traversée souvent meurtrière, elles vont rejoindre les îles Canaries en territoire espagnol. Baye Laye est capitaine d’une pirogue de pêche, il connaît la mer. Il ne veut pas partir, mais il n’a pas le choix. Il devra conduire 30 hommes en Espagne. Ils ne se comprennent pas tous, certains n’ont jamais vu la mer et personne ne sait ce qui l’attend.

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Baye Laye is the captain of a fishing 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, knowing 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, he will confront many perils to reach the distant coasts of Europe.

Director's Filmography

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2012 La Pirogue

2006 Nous autres

2002 Poussières de ville

1998 TGV

1992 Toubab Bi

festivals & awards

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En compétition Un Certain Regard (Festival de Cannes 2012)

 

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