African Film Series – La Pirogue


When:09/19/2017 (6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)
Where: MU Student Center Leadership Aud 911 Rollins St, Columbia, MO
Contact: Nadege Uwase
Phone: 573-882-7740
Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/1703237409985075/

MU African Films Series invites you to attend the screening of La Pirogue.

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.

The film is screening free and funded with the financial support of the Office of Inclusion, Diversity & Equity.