Return to Gorée (2007)

Dreampixies has initiated and coproduced the musical documentary film Return to Gorée (Pierre-Yves Borgeaud, 2007) featuring Senegalese singer Youssou N’Dour.


The musical road movie Return to Gorée tells of African singer Youssou N’Dour’s epic journey following the trail left by slaves and by the jazz music they invented. Youssou N’Dour’s challenge is to bring back to Africa a jazz repertoire and to sing those tunes in Goree, the island that today symbolizes the slave trade and stands to commemorate its victims. Guided in his mission by the pianist Moncef Genoud, Youssou N’Dour travels across the United States of America and Europe. Accompanied by some of the world’s most exceptional musicians, they meet peoples and well known figures, and create, through concerts, encounters and debates, music which transcends cultural division. From Atlanta to New Orleans, from New York to Dakar through Luxemburg the songs are transformed, immersed in jazz and gospel. But the day of their return to Africa is fast approaching and much remains to be done to be ready for the final concert…



« Best Documentary » at the 16th Pan African Film and Arts Festival, Los Angeles (2008)

« Best Swiss Documentary » at Visions du Réel, Festival international de cinéma, Nyon (2007)

« Audience Award » at the European Film Festival, Cinessone/Paris (2007)

« Audience Award », at the EU XXL Film Festival, Krems (2008)



Réalisation / Director: Pierre-Yves Borgeaud – Scénario et conception musicale / Script and musical conception: Emmanuel Getaz & Pierre-Yves Borgeaud, sur une idée originale de / based on an idea of Youssou N’dour & Emmanuel Getaz Image: Camille Cottagnoud – Son / Sound : Carlo Thoss – Montage image / Editing: Daniel Gibel – Sound designer: Etienne Curchod – Montage son / Sound editing: Eric François & Angelo Dos Santos – Mixage / Mixing: Bernard Amaudruz, Mathieu Cox & Philippe Kohn – Producteurs délégués / delegated producers: Jean-Louis Porchet & Gérard Ruey – Coproducteur délégué / delegated coproducer: Nicolas Steil – Producteurs associés / associated producers: Emmanuel Gétaz & Yves Arbel
Une coproduction Suisse – Luxembourg / A Swiss-Luxemburg coproduction : CAB Productions, Iris Productions & Dreampixies. En coproduction avec / In coproduction with: Télévision Suisse Romande (TSR), Schweizer Fernsehen (SF), SRG SSR idée suisse, Centre Culturel de Rencontre Abbaye de Neumünster, Télésparks-BCE, Making Movie Oy – En association avec / In association with Yle Teema Ateljee – Avec le soutien de / With the support from: Office fédéral de la culture DFI (Suisse), Film Fund Luxembourg, Ministère luxembourgeois de la Coopération, Fonds culturel de Suissimage, Fondation Vaudoise pour le Cinéma, Fonds REGIO Films, Succès Cinéma, Succès Passage Antenne.


Buy it

Click here to buy the French version: Hevadis

Click here to buy the English version: Axiom Films