Dir.: Moussa Touré; Senegal / France / Germany 2012;
OV w. German ST; DCP; 87 min.
6.6. Thursday - 8 p.m. Cinenova
Eintritt Price / Prix: 6,50 Euro / 5,50 Euro (ermäßigt)
In presence of Moussa Touré
A fishing village in the outer suburbs of Dakar. Many pirogues depart from there to reach the Spanish territory of the Canary Islands after an often deadly crossing. Baye Laye is captain of a fishing pirogue. He knows the sea. He doesn’t want to leave, but he has no choice. He has to take 30 men to Spain (and one woman as a stowaway). These men even do not understand each other. Some have never seen the sea and nobody knows what will lie ahead of them…
After the world premiere at Cannes and the success at the Carthage festival, the film won several more prices at the panafrican film festival FESPACO in Ouagadougou in spring 2013 and the the third price, the Yennenga in bronze.
Moussa Touré was born 1958 in Dakar, Senegal. He entered the film industry as an electrician, then became assistant director and finally directed his own short, Baram, in 1987. In the same year he started to produce documentary films with his own company “Les Films du Crocodile“. His first feature, Toubab Bi (1991), about an African student in Paris, was honored with awards at numerous film festivals. It was also shown in Cologne in 1993 at the festival Out of Europe III. His road movie TGV was a popular success even in Germany and won the Audience Award at the 1998 Mannheim Festival. After working on several films as actor, technician and director, he was invited to Cannes in 2012 with his feature film La Pirogue and won the main price (“Tanit d’or“) at the festival Journées Cinématographique de Carthage in Tunisia.