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La pirogue (2012)

 -  Drama  -  23 January 2013 (USA)
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A group of African men leave Senegal in a pirogue captained by a local fisherman to undertake the treacherous crossing of the Atlantic to Spain where they believe better lives and prospects are waiting for them.

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Souleymane Seye Ndiaye ...
Baye Laye
Laïty Fall ...
Lansana
Malaminé 'Yalenguen' Dramé ...
Abou
Balla Diarra ...
Samba
Salif 'Jean' Diallo ...
Barry
Babacar Oualy ...
Kaba
Mame Astou Diallo ...
Nafy
Saikou Lô ...
Yaya
Ngalgou Diop ...
Aziz
Limamou Ndiaye ...
Richard
Diodio Ndiaye ...
Kiné
Mohamed Fall ...
Mor
Bassirou Diakhate ...
Bourbi (as Bachirou Diakhate)
Moctar Diop ...
Ousmane (as Moctar 'Tino' Diop)
Alioune Ndiaye ...
Bouba
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A group of African men leave Senegal in a pirogue captained by a local fisherman to undertake the treacherous crossing of the Atlantic to Spain where they believe better lives and prospects are waiting for them.

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African Boat People feature
22 August 2012 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Convincing and involving account of an Africa to Spain, week long ocean crossing attempt. We see the recruiting, preparation and motivation of the participants. The "People Smugglers" are not presented as heavies and the boat people are not shown as flawless innocents, which adds to conviction. Incidents pick out the humanity of the participants. Telling scenes like passing another becalmed Pirogue, the theft of the panic victim's chicken or the dignified group leader telling his associate not to eat the standard gift sandwich.

Interesting the amount of worthwhile film coming out of the former French colonies, while the British seem to have a much less significant output.


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