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Fire At Sea (CTC)

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WINNER – Golden Bear, Berlin International Film Festival 2016
NOMINATED – 2017 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature

★★★★★ “Masterly and moving look at the migrant crisis… Stunning” – The Guardian

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.

Why should you see this film?

Winner of the Golden Bear at the 2016 Berlin International Film Festival, this thoughtful documentary was described by the jury’s chair Meryl Streep, as “a daring hybrid of captured footage and deliberate storytelling that allows us to consider what documentary can do. It is urgent, imaginative and necessary filmmaking.” We agree.

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