Senegal Mbour the Big Pirogues
by Christian Lajoumard
  • Special Mention of the Youth Jury – Fishermen of the World Film Festival of Lorient 2023

Mbour is one of the major fishing ports of the Senegalese coast. The pirogues embark there every day their contingent of men. Young and old, they go out, up to fifty kilometers offshore, to capture in large nets the tons of sardines that will feed the whole country. Collaboration between a pirogue to launch the net and another to tighten the cable that will close the trap on the fish and store them on board. It is a long wait to find the school of sardines that will feed the families and the result is not always there.

Documentary – 26’ – 2022
Director : Christian Lajoumard

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