Botoman: Pirogue profession
by Didier Urbain
GUYANA (France) - 2015 - 48 MINUTES
Seke is a canoeist on the Maroni River in Guyana. He transports goods with his canoe. Often its cargo exceeds 10 tons and this makes difficult passages in rapids or on shallows.
The film, like a road movie, follows Seke from St-Laurent du Maroni. It will reach, more than 300 km and in 3 days by canoe, the village of Antecume-Pata, in Amerindian territory.
Over the deliveries, the Maroni society gradually reveals itself as a micro society, often traditional, which comes up against illegal gold panning.
5 Degree North Production
Guyana Amazonian Park
In 2017: Visions du Réel - Nyon (Switzerland) - Competition Section “Regard Neuf”