Video — 1 videodisc (64 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences, mono ; 4 3/4 in. Sound: digital; optical; mono. Digital: video file; DVD video; region 0.
""Mbëkk 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 Mbëkk 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--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."