• Bako, the Other Shore

    1978. France/Senegal. Jacques Champreux. 110 min.

Introduced by Champreux

Friday, September 15, 2006, 6:00 p.m.

Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1

  • Bako, the Other Shore

    1978. France/Senegal. Directed by Jacques Champreux. Screenplay by Champreux, Cheikh Doukouré. With Sidiki Bakaba, Doura Mane. A wrenching tale of immigration and inhumanity, Bako tracks the journey of a Senegalese young man intent on reaching France in order to make money to send back to his village. Determination notwithstanding, his trip is littered with profiteers and pitfalls. Bakaba’s impressive acting lifts the portrayal of one man’s immigration attempt within a postcolonial world into the realm of myth. 110 min.

In the Film exhibition Prix Jean Vigo

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