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)




Spanish, English, Wolof and French, with English subtitles




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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