Title German:DIE PIROGE
Country:Senegal / Frankreich / Deutschland 2012
Language:OF m. dt. UT
Length:87 Minutes

Director :Touré, Moussa
Screenplay:Bouchet, David
 Ndione, Abasse
 Névé, Eric
Screenplay by:Ndione, Abasse
Cinematography:Letellier, Thomas
Editing:Miljevic, Josie
Sound:Baudouin, Antoine
Cast:Diakhate, Bassirou
 Diallo, Mame Astou
 Diallo, Salif Jean
 Diarra, Balla
 Diop, Moctar
 Diop, Ngalgou
 Dramé, Malaminé
 Fall, Laïty
 Fall, Mohamed
 Lô, Saikou
 Ndiaye, Alioune
 Ndiaye, Diodio
 Ndiaye, Limamou
 Ndiaye, Souleymane Seye
 Oualy, Babacar
 Sy, Oumar
 Thiam, Yatma
Producer:Burah, Rémi
 Magne, Adrien
 Massoni, Angeline
 Névé, Eric
 Swenden, Alexandra
 Sy, Oumar
Production company: Les Chauves-Souris
  arte France Cinéma
 Astou Films
 Astou Films
 Royal Pony Film
 Studio 37


A fishing village near Dakar. Many pirogues depart from there to reach the Spanish territory of the Canary Islands – often a
deadly crossing. Baye Laye is captain of a fishing pirogue. He knows the sea. He doesn’t want to leave his country, but has no choice. He has to take 30 men to Spain (and one woman as a stowaway). His passengers don’t all speak the same language. Some have never seen the sea and nobody knows what lies ahead of them...
After the world premiere at Cannes and its success at the Carthage festival, the film won several prices at the pan-African film festival FESPACO in Ouagadougou in spring 2013, including the third price, the Étalon de Yennenga in bronze.