Gianfranco RosiItaly / France108 minutes2016ColourItalian
View Fire at Sea during the Higher Learning: Migration and Health in Fire at Sea event.
Winner of the Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival, the new documentary from Gianfranco Rosi (El Sicario, Room 164) is a startling, on-the-spot document of the European migrant crisis.
Over the past 20 summers, the tiny Italian island of Lampedusa, south of Sicily, has become a destination for tens of thousands of refugees. In 2015, renowned documentary filmmaker Gianfranco Rosi spent months on the island as the European migrant crisis reached epidemic proportions, bearing witness to a humanitarian disaster that has resulted in the deaths of hundreds attempting to cross the Mediterranean in leaky, overcrowded boats. Winner of the Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival, Fire at Sea is a startling, on-the-spot document of one of the most pressing global issues of our times.