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FIRE AT SEA

 

The first non-fiction film to ever win the top prize at Berlin Film Festival

FIRE AT SEA takes place in Lampedusa, a remote Mediterranean island that has become a major entry point for refugees into Europe. There, we meet Samuele, a 12-year-old boy who lives simply, climbing rocks by the shore and playing with his slingshot. Nearby, we bear witness as thousands of men, women, and children risk their lives to make the brutal crossing from Africa. Filmmaker Gianfranco Rosi masterfully juxtaposes these realities, jolting the audience into a new understanding of what is happening in the region, the heavy toll of the migrant crisis, and the price of freedom.

 

DIR: GIANFRANCO ROSI

114 MINS, RATED M

Screening from 15 June

 

 

Masterly and moving look at the migrant crisis
— The Guardian - Peter Bradshaw