ArtMattan Films has announced that, following a successful North American theatrical run in over 30 different markets in the USA and Canada, Moussa Touré's epic tale of survival at any cost, "La Pirogue," is now available on VOD via the new online streaming platform www.reelhouse.org.
The film, which made its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival last year (in the Un Certain Regard section), is a 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.
The film succeeds in capturing the dilemmas facing these desperate men, telling a powerful story that is certainly internationally relevant.
Now that it's widely available via reelhouse.org (an online video community that provides filmmakers complete control to self-distribute content directly to their viewers), here's your opportunity to check it out if you haven't yet.
As a refresher, watch the trailer below: