TUKKI BI – THE JOURNEY
Jenny Maggi, Dame Sarr | Switzerland 2009 | 52 Min. | OmeU
The journey to Europe is part of the Senegalese collective imagination. In Louga, a region with a strong migratory tradition, every family has at least one member that has emigrated to Europe. During a journey back to his community of origin in Louga, Dame Sarr discusses migration with local inhabitants. Young people, farmers, university students, fishermen, return migrants, actors of development, migrants’ wives and the marabout of the community reveal their own image of migration during conversations. The causes and consequences of Senegalese migration, including the link between migration and development, are illuminated by the choral perspective of such actors.