Farewell to Africa
- Visons du Réel
- CineMigrantes International Film Festival
An intimate, investigative account of a migration tragedy that reveals modern layers of the long, asymmetrical relationship between Europe and Africa.
In 2009, the bodies of dozens of African migrants, who had been trying to reach Europe via the Canary Islands, were washed up by ocean currents onto a beach in Mauritania. Among them, inexplicably, was the body of a 30-year old Italian woman, Alice Bianchi. Eight years after this tragedy, filmmaker Pierre-Alain Meier travels to Senegal with the hope of understanding the story behind this tragic shipwreck, and its possible larger significance.
87 minutes, in Wolof and French, with English subtitles.