Production Country: Senegal-France
Directed by: Moussa Touré
Featuring: Souleymane Seye Ndiaye / Laïty Fall / Malamine Dramé ‘Yalenguen’
Running time: 87min
A beautifully shot film that blends in perfectly with the characteristic sounds of Senegal to deliver a compelling melodrama.
Dedicated to the 5000-or-so Africans who have died trying to cross to Europe in the last decade, this recent LFF title narrates the story of a retired Senegalese fisherman who is persuaded to captain a wooden fishing boat, a pirogue, on a dangerous journey in search of a better life. Treacherous ocean conditions and the presence of a female stowaway, as well as encounters with other desperate refugees, add to the tension in this epic drama. Followed by discussion.