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Botoman: Métier Piroguier (Botoman: Pirogue Driver)

Botoman: Métier Piroguier (Botoman: Pirogue Driver)

The film, like a road movie, follows Seke’s departure from Saint-Laurent du Maroni (French Guiana). He travels more than 300km and three days to get to the village of Antecume-Pata, in Native American territory. Once the deliveries have been made, the region of Maroni is revealed little by little, a micro country, often traditional, which runs into illegal prospecting for gold. 

Botoman: Métier Piroguier (Botoman: Pirogue Driver) (2017)


French Guiana


French and Sranan Tongo with English subtitles




Didier Urbain


Sat 17 Aug 2019, 4.00pm, SAPA Q+A

Mon 19 Aug 2019, 2.00pm, UWI, Film Programme

T+T Premiere

About the Director(s):

Didier Urbain

Didier Urbain

Born in Paris, Didier Urbain lives in French Guiana for 20 years. Journalist, reporter, film director, and producer, he is the chair of the Pôle Image du Maroni (Centre for education in the visual image and training in audiovisual disciplines). He is currently organizing the 1st edition of the Fifac, the Amazonia-Carib International documentary Film Festival, which be held on October 14-18, 2019 in Saint-Laurent du Maroni, French Guiana.

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