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The DVD about Luc’s journey around Africa is available on his website.
Breaking news : The movies win the award of the motorcycle adventure film festival in Barcelonnette.
The pitch :
The motorcycle travels through the tracks, crosses the borders, gets stuck, furrows the grounds and records everything.
The BMW 1150 GS is the voracious eye of a journey of 88 000 kilometers ( 55 000 miles) in 45 countries.
At 41 years old, Luc Cotterelle leaves everything, job, home and relatives.
The world becomes senseless to him and the brutal but vital need of an « elsewhere » leads him to Africa, Propitous land !
He leaves on 15 February 2012 and gives himself six months to go galivanting, with a goal that remains, Cape Town.
From Dunkirk, by riding down by West to ride back up by East, he travels through the continent… His trip will last 2 years and a half.
The camera films the life, the ancestral rites, the initiatory celebrations, the bush.
Impossible tracks, craggy grounds where the machine sinks in, breaks.
The images shiver in the troubles as the motorcycle and the traveller are only one body put to the test of breakdowns, diseases, of lack of water and heat !
But always, within the obstacle, occurs the miracle, an old woman in the middle of the desert, a mechanic pastor…
The encounter of other beings in these unknown lands is providential !
For Luc, this african odyssey will be an initiatory trip.
Between ordeal and salvation, despair and hope, there is an internal adventure to share.