Mayotte, skiving school at sea
Mayotte is the children island : half the population is under 18 years old. But it is far from being a paradise. Poverty, illegal immigration, uncontrolled delinquency, young people without perspective feel abandoned and isolated on this island of translucent waters...
Some have decided to take their destiny in hand and make this ocean their best ally, despite prejudices, local beliefs, their difficult and sometimes dangerous daily life. They dream of being explorer diver, sea cook, long-haul sailor or fisherman. The sea is their hope, their lifeline. Through the fate of these young people, this film immerses itself in the heart of Mahorese society and its difficulties.
Director : Pierre Belet
Producters : Antipode
Co-producters : France Télévisions
Country of production : France