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Fire at Sea

Street Date:
March 21st, 2017
Movie Release Year:
Kino Lorber
108 Minutes
Release Country
United States
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Documentary, Drama


Samuele Pucillo, Maria Costa, Giuseppe Fragapane


Gianfranco Rosi

Plot Synopsis:

The first documentary to ever win the top award at the Berlin International Film Festival, Fire at Sea takes place in Lampedusa, a once peaceful Mediterranean island that has become a major entry point for African refugees into Europe. There, we meet Samuele, a 12-year-old boy who lives simply, climbing rocks by the shore and playing with his slingshot. Yet nearby we also witness thousands of men, women, and children trying to survive the crossing from Africa in boats that are too small for such a journey. Filmmaker Gianfranco Rose masterfully places these realities side by side, and in so doing creates a remarkable third narrative that jolts us into a new understanding of what is really happening in the Mediterranean today

Technical Specs

  • Blu-ray