Fire at Sea

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Samuele is 12 years old and lives on an island in the middle of the sea. He goes to school, loves shooting his slingshot and going hunting. He likes land games, even though everything around him speaks of the sea and the men, women and children who try to cross it to get to his island. But his is not an island like the others, its name is Lampedusa and it is the most symbolic border of Europe, crossed by thousands of migrants in the last 20 years in search of freedom. Winner of The Golden Bear at Berlin Film Festival.

“The European migrant crisis has found its cinematic Pietà in Fire At Sea, Italian director Gianfranco Rosi’s powerful, at times shocking but also intensely human documentary. ”

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BBFC rating
12A
Year
2015
Running time
114 mins
Country
France, Italy
Other features
DOC
Director
Gianfranco Rosi

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June 25th