The International Organization of La Francophonie and The African Diaspora International Film Festival present the USA premiere of Moussa Touré’s La Pirogue, TONIGHT, Tuesday, November 27, 7PM at Teachers College, Cowin Center – the festival’s Gala screening.
La Pirogue tells the story of a group of Senegalese men who set off for Europe on a simple fishing boat, hoping for a better life. But it’s so much more than that, as I’ve explained numerous times in previous posts about the film, which you can revisit.
Here’s its synopsis:
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.
Paris-based Rezo Films and Studio 37 released La Pirogue in theaters, in France, on October 17.
No USA distributor yet, but New Yorkers will have an opportunity to see the critically-acclaimed drama when it screens tonight at the African Diaspora International Film Festival (ADIFF).
For ticket information (you’re advised to pre-purchase your tickets if you plan on attending tonight’s event), as well as to check out the rest of the festival’s lineup (like Philippe Niang’s 3-hour epic drama Toussaint L’Ouverture), by click HERE.
Watch a trailer for La Pirogue below (although it’s for the French release, so it’s not subtitled in English. But knowing the story, the images correlate)::