A pirogue is a simple type of ship, a logboat, which is actually used for fishing. In LA PIROGUE it plays a decisive role as it is supposed to bring a group of Africans over the Canaries to the assumed paradise Europe. However, the crossing turns out to be a life endangering challenge. Politically motivated, the drama brings into focus what goes on on the boat itself and gives the viewer an understanding of the inconvenient events – more than he/she might want to.
Regie: Moussa Touré
87 min, DCP, Farbe, OmeU