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Fire at Sea

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Year of participation 2016
Program Non-competition Programs

Fire at Sea
Producer(s) Rémi Burah, Donatella Palermo, Olivier Père, Gianfranco Rosi
Director(s) Gianfranco Rosi
Script Gianfranco Rosi, Carla Cattani
Director of Photography Gianfranco Rosi
Sound Stefani Grosso
Edit Jacopo Quadri
Cast Pietro Bartolo, Samuele Caruana, Samuele Pucillo, Mattias Cucina, Maria Costa, Maria Signorello, Francesco Paterna
Production company(-ies) Stemal Entertainment, 21uno Film, Cinecittà Luce S.p.A, RAI Cinema, Les Films d'Ici, ARTE France Cinéma
 

Synopsis

Samuele is 12 years old and lives on an island in the middle of the sea. He goes to school, loves shooting his slingshot and going hunting. He likes land games, even though everything around him speaks of the sea and the men, women and children who try to cross it to get to his island. But this is not an island like the others, its name is Lampedusa and it is the most symbolic border of Europe, crossed by thousands of migrants in the last 20 years in search of freedom.

Awards
Golden Bear, Prize of the Ecumenical Jury, Berlin IFF, 2016; Amnesty International Film Prize, Special Silver Ribbon, Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists, 2016

 

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