Past

The Pirogue

(Moussa Touré, 2012)

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In this moving, smartly observed migrant drama, the captain of a small fishing boat (a pirogue) agrees to transport 30 of his fellow Senegalese compatriots across dangerous seas in hopes of finding better lives in Spain. The desperate travelers—all men save one female stowaway—come from different ethnic and religious backgrounds, but they share in common the dream offered by the distant coasts of Europe. “In Europe as in the United States, immigration is a politically contentious issue,” noted a New York Times review, but this “remarkably cleareyed, quietly ambitious film…takes a different approach.” (87 mins., HDCAM)

Presented in partnership with The Global Mobility Project at Ohio State, a Humanities & Arts Discovery Theme pilot project.

SEASON SUPPORT FOR FILM/VIDEO
Rohauer Collection Foundation

SUPPORT FOR THE FILM/VIDEO STUDIO PROGRAM
Institute of Museum and Library Services
The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts
National Endowment for the Arts

GENERAL OPERATING SUPPORT FOR THE WEXNER CENTER
Greater Columbus Arts Council
Ohio Arts Council
The Columbus Foundation
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The Pirogue