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Fire at Sea

Synopsis
Situated 150 miles south of Sicily, Lampedusa has hit headlines as the first port of call for hundreds of thousands of African and Middle Eastern refugees hoping to make a new life in Europe. After spending months living on the island and engaging with its inhabitants, filmmaker Cianfranco Rosi accumulated an incredible array of footage, portraying the history, culture and daily lives of the islanders. Focusing on 12-year-old Samuele, as he explores the land and attempts to gain mastery of the sea, the documentary slowly builds a breathtakingly naturalistic portrait of the Lampedusan people and the humanitarian crisis that surrounds them.
Winner of the Golden Bear for Best Film at the Berlin Film Festival 2016.
Language
English
Country
France; Italy
Year of production
2016
Subjects
Social Studies
Keywords
refugees; Sicily; humanitarian crisis

Online availability

URI
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/movie/fire-at-sea-2016/id1117148804
Price
£5.99

Credits

Director
Gianfranco Rosi

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Price
£6.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
108 minutes
Year
2018

Distributor

Name

Curzon Artificial Eye

Email
info@curzon.com
Web
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Phone
020 7240 5353
Address
22 Stukeley Street
London
WC2B 5LR
Notes
Known as ‘Curzon Film Distributors Ltd’ until 2016.

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