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Baye Laye is the captain of a fishing pirogue. Like many of his Senegalese compatriots, he sometimes dreams of new horizons, where he can earn a better living for his family. When he is offered to lead one of the many pirogues that head towards Europe via the Canary Island, he reluctantly accepts the job, knowing full-well the dangers that lie ahead. Leading a group of 30 men who don’t all speak the same language, some of whom have never seen the sea, Baye Laye will confront many perils in order to reach the distant coasts of Europe.

Genre: Drama | Year of Production: 2011 | Director: Moussa Touré | Screenplay: Eric Névé, David Bouchet, based on an original story by Abasse Ndione | Cast: Souleymane Seye Ndiaye, Laity Fall, Malamine Dramé, Balla Diarra, Salif “Jean” Diallo, Babacar Oualy, Mame Astou Diallo, Mohamed Fall, Bachirou Diakhaté, Moctar Diop | Producers: Eric Névé, Oumar Sy, Adrien Maigne | Co-Producers: Caroline Daube | Production Companies:Les Chauves-Souris/Paris, Astou Films/Dakar | in co-production with ARTE France Cinéma, Appaloosa Films, Royal Pony Film, LCS, Studio 37 | Length: 87 min | Format: 35 mm, color, cs | Original Version: French, Wolof | Subtitled Versions: English/ Französich/ Englisch  | Festivals: Cannes 2012 (Un Certain Regard), München Filmfest  | With backing from: CNC, Canal+, Cine+, ARTE France,TV5 Monde, La Banque Postale Image 4, EED Evangelischer Entwicklungsdienst  | World Sales: Memento Films International