2013 Edition's Long Films

La Pirogue

La Pirogue

  • Section :Long Films
  • Country :Senegal, France, Germany
  • Production Year :2012
  • Runtime: 87 Minutes

    Director: Moussa Touré

    Screenwriter: Eric Névé and David Bouchet based on the novel A l›assaut des vagues de l›Atlantique by Abasse Ndione

    Cinematographer: Thomas Letellier

    Editor: Josie Milievic

    Cast: Souleymane Seye Ndiaye - Laïty Fall - Malaminé ‹Yalenguen›

    Synopsis: 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 the job, 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, Baye Laye will confront many perils in order to reach the distant coasts of Europe.

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