Scene from the film YOON
Scene from the film YOON
Scene from the film YOON
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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, Portugal and Senegal. 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”.

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  • Original title
  • Direction
  • DOP
    Pedro Figueiredo Neto
  • Editing
    Francisco Moreira.
  • Music
    Mattia Bonafini, Filipe Palha
  • Sound
    Ricardo Falcão
  • Duration
    84 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Portugal
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Festivals
    • DocLisboa International Film Festival, Portugal 2021
    • Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival, Czech Republic 2021
    • IDFA - International Documentary Film Festival of Amsterdam, Netherlands 2021
    • Miradas Doc International Film Festival, Tenerife, Spain 2022
    • Visions du Réel, Switzerland 2022
    • Dok.Fest Munchen International Film Festival, Germany 2022
    • Millennium Doc Against Gravity Int. Film Festival, Poland 2022
    • Festival Impulso, Portugal 2022
  • Awards
    • Best documentary film | Doclisboa 2021
    • Student Jury Award for Best documentary film | Ji.hlava IDFF is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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