24th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
Fire at Sea
Twelve-year-old Samuel lives on Lampedusa, which has become the destination of thousands of Africans trying to reach Europe. Although the island’s inhabitants are exposed to the raw reality of the humanitarian crisis on a daily basis, the two worlds only rarely come into contact. The film won the Golden Bear for Best Film at this year’s Berlinale.
biographyGianfranco Rosi (1964) was born in Eritrea and has shot films all over the world. His film Sacro GRA (2003) was the first documentary to win a Golden Lion in Venice. The interview El Sicario, Room 164 (2010) won awards at Venice, DocLisboa, and Doc Aviv.
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