ICCL Human Rights Film School Competition Shortlistee. Entrant: Barry O'Donoghue (Producer).
An innovative short directed and animated by Alice Bohl, Pirogues deals with how two couples’ lives are affected by borders. The first couple, a young African man and a French girl, seems to be leading an idyllic life in Paris. Meanwhile, an older African man selling goods on the streets of Paris feels the pain of separation from his wife in Africa. Soon, however, the men’s common status as sans papiers sees their lives intersect with painful and bittersweet results.