Fire at Sea (Fuocoammare)
Thursday Apr 27 01:00 PM
Thursday Apr 27 07:30 PM
Doris Duke Theatre
Museum members: $8.00
General Admission: $10.00
About the Film:
Directed by Gianfranco Rossi. Italy. 2016. 108 min. Italian with English subtitles.
An Academy Award® nominee for Best Documentary Feature and the first nonfiction film to win the top prize at the Berlin International Film Festival, Fire at Sea takes place in Lampedusa, the Mediterranean island that has become a major entry point for refugees into Europe. There, we meet Samuele, a 12-year-old boy who lives simply, climbing rocks by the shore and playing with his slingshot. Nearby, we bear witness as thousands of men, women, and children risk their lives to make the brutal crossing from Africa. Filmmaker Gianfranco Rosi masterfully juxtaposes these realities, jolting the audience into a new understanding of what is happening in the region, the heavy toll of the migrant crisis, and the price of freedom in this
New York Times Critics’ Pick.
Read the New York Times review.
Special thanks to community partner Friends of Italy Society of Hawai‘i.