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Films & Schedules - LA PIROGUE


Sat, Feb 16, 2013
at 6 PM (Cinemagic)
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Mon, Feb 18, 2013
at 7:45 PM (Regal Lloyd Center 10)
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It is estimated that between 2005 and 2010 more than 30,000 Africans set off for Europe in small boats, with more than 5,000 dying on the journey. La Pirogue is the moving story of a group of Senegalese taking the chance in hopes of a better life. Baye Laye is the captain of a fishing pirogue—an open-top, wooden boat—who dreams of earning a better living for his family. When he is offered to lead one of the many pirogues that head from Dakar to Spain via the Canary Islands, he reluctantly accepts the job, knowing the dangers that lie ahead. Adroitly capturing the dilemmas and dangers facing these desperate men, La Pirogue is a powerful depiction of a story that is universally human. (87 mins.)

Selected Filmography: Toubab Bi (92), TGV (98)

In French with English subtitles.

Sponsored by Chipotle.


Interests: Narrative Feature, Family Fare, French Language.

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