Fire at Sea

Lampedusa, a remote Mediterranean island has become a major entry point for refugees into Europe. Gianfranco Rosi masterfully juxtaposes these realities, the heavy toll of the migrant crisis, and the price of freedom.
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Overview

Lampedusa, a remote Mediterranean island has become a major entry point for refugees into Europe. Gianfranco Rosi masterfully juxtaposes these realities, the heavy toll of the migrant crisis, and the price of freedom.

About

Gianfranco Rosi
Gianfranco Rosi

Born in Asmara, Eritrea. After attending university in Italy, in 1985 he moved to New York to attend New York University Film School. Following a journey to India, he produced and directed his first documentary film, Boatman, which successfully screened at various international film festivals including the Sundance Film Festival, the Locarno Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival.
In 2008, Rosi’s Below Sea Level, shot in Slab City, California, won the Orizzonti Award at the Venice Film Festival. The film also won the Grand Prix and the Prix des Jeunes at the Cinema du Reel festival in 2009, the prize for best documentary at the One World Film Festival in Prague and was nominated as best documentary at the European Film Awards in 2009.
In 2010, he shot the feature El Sicario - Room 164, a film-interview about a killer turned informer from the Mexican drug cartels and won the Fipresci Award at the Venice International film Festival and the Doc/It prize as the best documentary of the year. It also won Best Film at DocLisboa in 2010 and at Doc Aviv in 2011.
In 2013, Rosi made the documentary feature, Sacro GRA, that won the Golden Lion at the Venice International Film Festival.
In 2016, Rosi was awarded the Golden Bear for Fire at Sea at the Berlin Film Festival.

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Fire at Sea

01: Fire at Sea

Lampedusa, a remote Mediterranean island has become a major entry point for refugees into Europe. Gianfranco Rosi masterfully juxtaposes these realities, the heavy toll of the migrant crisis, and the price of freedom.

113 min