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Friday Cinema:

Fuocoammare: Fire at Sea (IT/FR, 2016)

Accessible with hearing loss

114 min

In Italian with Czech subtitles

Admission fee to projections is included in the gallery admission.

 

A document that makes it impossible to turn your eyes away from the situation of migrants on Lampedusa Island.

Situated some 200km off Italy's southern coast, Lampedusa has hit world headlines in recent years as the first port of call for hundreds of thousands of African and Middle Eastern migrants hoping to make a new life in Europe. Rosi spent months living on the Mediterranean island, capturing its history, culture and the current everyday reality of its 6,000-strong local population as hundreds of migrants land on its shores on a weekly basis. The resulting documentary focuses on 12-year-old Samuele, a local boy who loves to hunt with his slingshot and spend time on land even though he hails from a culture steeped in the sea. (imbd.com)

Documentary
Director, screenplay, photography: Gianfranco Rosi
Cast: Samuele Pucillo
Production: Gianfranco Rosi, Donatella Palermo, Paolo Del Brocco
Edit: Jacopo Quadri