Fire at Sea

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Country Listing:Italy
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Director(s):Gianfranco Rosi


Streaming until January 29, 2022

In this Academy Award finalist for Best Documentary, acclaimed director Gianfranco Rosi (Notturno) uses his skills of quiet observation to shine a unique perspective on the European refugee crisis. The fishermen of Lampedusa, an Italian island between the shores of North Africa and Sicily have looked for centuries to the sea for their livelihood. But they now share the sea with a new and tragic bounty— migrants seeking refuge in Europe. Without judgment or commentary, Rosi masterfully examines the toll of the crisis through the everyday rhythms of this small community and its inhabitants, including a nine-year-old boy and the island’s only doctor. Searing and lyrical, Fire at Sea will jolt you into a new understanding of one of the greatest humanitarian disasters of our times.

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