The Pirogue

Baye Laye is the captain of a fishing pirogue. Like many of his Senegalese compatriots, he dreams of new horizons, where he can earn a better living. When he is offered the captaincy of one of the many pirogues illegally taking migrants to Europe, he reluctantly accepts the job. Leading a group of 30 men who don’t all speak the same language — some of whom have never even seen the sea — Baye Laye will confront many challenges on the perilous journey.

The Pirogue (2012)

Region:

Senegal

Language:

Spanish, English, Wolof and French, with English subtitles

Rating:

PG-13

Director(s):

Moussa Touré


Moussa Touré

Born in Senegal in 1958, Moussa Touré began his film career as an electrician. He shot his first feature film, Toubab-bi, 1991. In 1987 he founded his own production company, Les Films du Crocodile (Dakar). He has made over a dozen films, both documentary and fiction. In 2011 he was selected as president of the jury for the documentary section at the prestigious Fespaco (Pan-African Cinema Festival of Ouagadougou).

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