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Title:Mbkk Mi: le souffle de l'ocan
Editor:Bachelier, Sophie
Series:Afrique en docs (ISSN 2117-4598)
City of publisher:Lussas
Publisher:DocNet Films d.
Geographic term:Senegal
married women
illegal migration
documentary films (form)
videos (form)
Abstract:'Mbkk mi', two words of Wolof which evoke the clandestine emigration. The expression beats, echoing the pirogues which throw themselves against the ocean waves and which are often wrecked at the end of their journeying. But 'mbkk mi' is above all the refusal to resign oneself to the deadly blows of an unjust destiny. If these young senegalese men in their prime pit themselves against so many perils, it's in the hope of finding a better life. But what happens on the other side of this disaster? The 'wretched of the sea' leave their loved ones behind in Senegal - their wives, their mothers. It is these women's unique voices that are heard in this documentary. Speaking straight to the camera with stark intimacy, we can hear their moving and dignified voices. [Abstract reproduced from dvd-video]