Fire at Sea

Italian with English subtitles.

The year’s most vital documentary.

Rated CTC (Check the classification)


UWA Somerville

Tickets $13.50–$18

  • Drama
  • Biographical

Awards & Reviews

‘Profoundly moving.’

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.

Read the Italian translation of this page

Dates, Times & Access

UWA Somerville

Fully surtitled
Wheelchair access


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Cast & Crew

Gianfranco Rosi



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