Wednesday, October 4, 2017   |   7:30pm


Fire at Sea

  • Director: Gianfranco Rosi
  • Cast: Samuele Pucillo, Mattias Cucina, Pietro Bartolo
  • Year: 2016
  • Duration: 108
  • Tickets: Online and Location
  • Cost: $12 General Admission; $8 Members, Students & Active Military

An Academy Award nominee for Best Documentary Feature and the first nonfiction film to ever win the top prize at the Berlin International Film Festival, Fuocoammare takes place in Lampedusa, a remote Mediterranean island that has become a major entry point for refugees into Europe. Here we meet Samuele, a 12-year-old boy from a local fishing family, and Dr. Bartolo, who treats the migrants upon their arrival. Nearby, we bear witness as thousands of men, women, and children risk their lives to make the brutal crossing from Africa. Filmmaker Gianfranco Rosi masterfully juxtaposes these realities, jolting the audience into a new understanding of what is happening in the region, the heavy toll of the migrant crisis, and the price of freedom.


Directed by: Gianfranco Rosi
Screenplay: Gianfranco Rosi
Editing: Jacopo Quadri
Cinematography: Gianfranco Rosi
Cast: Samuele Pucillo, Mattias Cucina, Pietro Bartolo
Producers: Donatella Palermo, Gianfranco Rosi, Serge Lalou, Camille Laemlé
Production: 21uno Film, Stemal Entertainment, Istituto Luce Cinecittà, Rai Cinema, Les Films d’Ici
Distribution: Kino Lorber

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