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The Pirogue Foreign/Art House

A scene in 'The Pirogue'

"La Pirogue" is the moving story of a group of Senegalese men who set off for Europe on a simple fishing boat, hoping for a better life. Baye Laye is the captain of a fishing pirogue who dreams of earning a better living for his family. When he is offered to lead one of the many pirogues that head towards Europe via the Canary Islands, he reluctantly accepts the job, knowing the dangers that lie ahead. Adroitly capturing the dilemmas facing these desperate men, "La Pirogue" is a powerful depiction of a story that is internationally relevant.


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Released - Wednesday, January 23 , 2013