YOON2021 | 84' | color | 16:9
[dir. Pedro Figueiredo Neto
& Ricardo Falcão]
Temporaly available on DaFilms link
YOON follows the regular round trip taken by Senegalese routier Mbaye Sow, on an old Peugeot 504, along the 4000 Kms that separate the two places he calls home. It’s a perilous and lonesome journey south, filled with (mis)encounters and all kinds of challenges and compromises, where a complex network of relationships and grey areas must be navigated.
YOON | jɒn | is a Wolof word which can mean “path”, “law”, “norm”, “religion”, or simply “journey”.
Festivals & Awards:
- Short listed for the DocAlliance Awards 2022
- Visions du Réel, Switzerland 2022
- Dok.Fest Munchen International Film Festival, Germany 2022
- Millennium Doc Against Gravity Int. Film Festival, Poland 2022 -
- Miradas Doc 2022 - XV Festival Internacional de Cine Documental 2022: international competition, Opera Prima section
- IDFA 2021 - International Documentary Film Festival of Amesterdam: Best of Fests section
- Ji.hlava 2021 International Documentary Film Festival: Opus Bonum section, Best Film (Student Award)
- DocLisboa 2021 - International Documentary Film Festival: Portuguese Competition section, Healthy Workplaces Film Award