Heart Wrenching Documentary "Fire At Sea"

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Heart Wrenching Documentary "Fire At Sea"
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Heart Wrenching Documentary "Fire At Sea" says
Gianfranco Rosi's incisive, poignant and deeply moving portrait of the Mediterranean island of Lampedusa--and the humanitarian crisis occurring in the seas around it--is both a masterly work of documentary filmmaking and a timely call for urgent action.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZWyh9_9hao

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 Rosi 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.

Friday, December 2: 10:45AM, 6:00
Saturday, December 3: 1:00, 10:15
Sunday, December 4: 6:00
Monday, December 5: 11:00AM, 6:15
Tuesday, December 6: 1:00, 8:15
Wednesday, December 7: 11:00AM, 3:15
Thursday, December 8: 12:45

Runtime: 108 minutes
Rating: UR
Director: Gianfranco Rosi

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By: Digital Gym Cinema