La pirogue 2012Baye Laye is a Senegalese fisherman who reluctantly agrees to navigate and pilot a boat carrying over thirty people illegally from the African coast to the shores of Spain where they can all live our their dreams of becoming athletes, rock stars, or reuniting with their families. Not only is the boat drastically overweight and the equipment faulty at the best of times, but not even all of the passengers speak the same language, some of which have never even seen the ocean before. He seems to be the only one capable of keeping a level head since the trip’s organizer is more fashionable than reasonable and the ship’s back-up “captain” is nothing more than a boy.
Senegalese director Moussa Toure gives us the sympathetic perspective of those who take that risky journey, and relives what it’s like for his countrymen who travel almost a thousand miles from West Africa to Spain’s Canary Islands.

DVD9 | PAL 16:9 | 01:24:13 | 6.94 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Wolof
Subtitles: English, Francais
Genre: Drama

Director: Moussa Toure
Cast: Souleymane Seye Ndiaye, Laity Fall, Babacar Oualy
Country: France, Senegal, Germany

-- Histoires vraies de capitaines (48 mins)
-- Bande-annonce

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