De Mati Diop, film 2009
The project begins in Dakar in April 2008 and its takes as its source Serigne, a young man of about twenty.
Around the fire, as night falls, he tells his friends about his clandestine odyssey: We lost two during the crossing. The two casualties were not sick. It was fear alone that had the better of them. When you see waves as high as a house come at you, you're just terrified... You can't imagine what it's like! You think that sooner or later one of these waves will end up washing you away. It's a living hell. [...] A few months later, Serigne disappears and the film has to continue its life without him. the subject remains the same: the Sea Crossing. We encounter other youthful refugees and they tell of their adventures. Though no longer present, the young man has returned to haunt the film, leaving an imprint and making room for other stories, for other characters.
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