Fire At Sea
Fuocoammare

 

Italy

Documentary | 2016 | 116 minutes |

 

 

 

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 any other, it 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, in one of the biggest humanitarian crises in history.

 

 

Director : Gianfranco Rosi
Cast : Samuele Pucillo, Maria Costa, Giuseppe Fragapane, Samuele Caruana, Pietro Bartolo, Francesco Mannino
Awards : Academy Awards 2017
Nominated for Best Documentary Feature

Berlin International Film Festival 2016
Winner Golden Bear for Best Film
Language : Italian

 

 

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