The Pirogue
Northwest Film Forum
Seattle, WA
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The Pirogue
Aug 16 - Aug 22

(Moussa Toure, Senegal / France / Germany, 2012, Blu-ray, 87 min)

Seattle premiere!

Friday, Aug 16 at 07:00PM
Friday, Aug 16 at 09:00PM
Saturday, Aug 17 at 07:00PM
Saturday, Aug 17 at 09:00PM
Sunday, Aug 18 at 07:00PM
Sunday, Aug 18 at 09:00PM
Monday, Aug 19 at 07:00PM
Monday, Aug 19 at 09:00PM
Tuesday, Aug 20 at 07:00PM
Tuesday, Aug 20 at 09:00PM
Wednesday, Aug 21 at 07:00PM
Wednesday, Aug 21 at 09:00PM
Thursday, Aug 22 at 07:00PM
Thursday, Aug 22 at 09:00PM

In Moussa Toure's powerful, epic fiction film, a group of 30 men sail to Europe in a pirogue, facing the seaand the possibility of never reaching their destinationin exchange for the myth of a better life in Europe.

Baye Laye is the captain of a fishing pirogue. Like many of his Senegalese compatriots, he sometimes dreams of new horizons where he can earn a better living for his family. When he is offered to lead one of the many pirogues that head towards Europe via the Canary Island, he reluctantly accepts the job, knowing full well the dangers that lie ahead. Leading a group of 30 men who don't all speak the same language (and some of whom have never seen the sea) Baye Laye will confront many perils in order to reach the distant coasts of Europe.

"A remarkably clear-eyed, quietly ambitious film" A.O. Scott, New York Times"



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