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When:

Thu 7 Jun 2012, 2:15pm

Where: Event Cinemas, 505–525 George Street, Sydney CBD, New South Wales

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $18.50
  • Concession: $15.00
  • Group (10+): $14.50
  • Additional fees may apply

Appearing at SFF straight from its presentation at the Un Certain Regard section at Cannes, 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. According to the film, between 2005 and 2010, more than 30,000 West Africans braved the Atlantic Ocean attempting to get to Europe aboard simple canoes. More than 5,000 died on their journey. 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.