Saturday, November 17th
from 10 am to 11:30 am

Louis Pireyre

A convoy of twenty cars and its crew travel 6500 km to Casamance, through Spain, Morocco, Mauritania, and Senegal. Cars are donated to health posts in bush villages where they will serve as ambulances and save lives.

In November 2017, it was the twelfth convoy organized since 1993, by the Association of Friends and Elders of Casamance. Donated cars, (4L early, Kangoo now) are restored in France by volunteer mechanics and high schools. They leave loaded with medical equipment, spare parts, school supplies and food for travel.

The film tells the story of this “Paris-Dakar” humanitarian (Clermont-Ferrand-Ziguinchor), the journey of volunteers that lasts three weeks and its hazards, the village festivals on their arrival, as well as the medical missions carried out during theseconvoys. It also shows the Casamance, its culture, its difficulties and the importance of the action of this association for the population, health and education.

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