On board the merchant marine ship African Forest, the young seamen in search of good pay, face the reality and isolation of life on the oceans, far from home.
Andrei, Ramil, Wendel and their friends are sailors on the African Forest, a cargo ship ferrying precious goods between Africa and Europe.
Cosmopolitan, resourceful young men from the Ukraine, the Philippines, from Ghana or Trinidad, enticed by the slogan “See the world for free” and the promise of a job! For 10 months, the film follows these new globalised sailors across the oceans while they gain experience and cope with the isolation. They communicate in “Globish”, a sort of scattered, heavily accented English and look towards Andrei, the “chief mate” from the Ukraine, a central figure on board…
Festivals and Awards:
* 2016: sélectionné au Festival Etonnants Voyageurs, Saint-Malo, 14 au 16 mai 2016