keswick film festival

La Pirogue (NC)

2012, Senegal, 87 mins, Moussa Touré

Showing Sun 24 February, 11am

La Pirogue (NC)

This production ended on 24/02/2013

Synopsis

Location: Alhambra

The journey depicted in the film was one attempted by thousands during 2005 and 2010, with many perishing in the attempt. This film was created in memoriam to those that perished and to humanise those who may have been received with suspicion and contempt upon arrival. It was an illegal and extremely dangerous mission but one undertaken in the hope that they could earn a better living so they could then better provide for their family. The journey is made all the more poignant as we hear characters reminisce on what they are leaving behind and what they speculate they will find.

“La Pirogue is a commendably told and the moving story about a group of Senegalese men with dreams of starting a better life in Europe” – Andy Buckle, The Film Emporium

Thanks to Memento Films

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