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Fire at Sea documentary

Fire at sea/ Fuocoammare

Film Screening & Q+A
18 November, 6pm-8pm
Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building

Oscar-nominated documentary and Winner of the Golden Bear, Berlin International Film Festival

Watch the trailer

Gianfranco Rosi’s documentary observes Europe’s migrant crisis from the vantage point of a Mediterranean island where hundreds of thousands of refugees, fleeing war and poverty, have landed in recent decades. Rosi shows the harrowing work of rescue operations but devotes most of the film to the daily rhythms of Lampedusa, seen through the eyes of a doctor who treats casualties and performs autopsies, and a feisty but anxious pre-teen from a family of fishermen for whom it is simply a peripheral fact of life. With its emphasis on the quotidian, the film reclaims an ongoing tragedy from the abstract sensationalism of media headlines.

Portrait film still

Chair: Pierluigi Musarò University of Bologna
Film introduced the director, Gianfranco Rosi (via video-link)

 The screening is organized by the Dept of Media and Communications, LSE, as part of the events to launch the Media and Migration project results.

The screening is free and open to all. Seating on first come, first serve basis