Awards & Reviews
Winner, Best Film – Berlin International Film Festival
Nominated, Best Foreign Language Film – Oscar/ Academy Awards
The year’s most vital documentary.
Eighteen months in the making, Fire at Sea is a documentary that observes residents on the Italian island of Lampedusa. Part of Italy, but only 100km from Tunisia, Lampedusa is a Mediterranean hotspot for migration from Africa in an otherwise sleepy part of old Europe. Fire at Sea follows ordinary Lampedusan men, women and children living their lives, and in their company we’re given a deeply humane vision of the refugee crisis that we rarely get to see. Winner of Best Film at the 2016 Berlin Film Festival.