Cert: TBC Year: 2012 Length: 87 mins
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 of those that did not survive 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 and more amply provide for their family. The journey is made all the more poignant as we hear characters reminisce about what they are leaving behind and what they speculate they will find.
Thanks to Memento Films.
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
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