Wednesday, November 1st
Film Screening & Discussion "Fire at Sea"
The Marist World Film Program and the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures Present "Film at Sea" on Wednesday, November 1st at 5:45 p.m. in the Henry Hudson Room, Fontaine Hall (3rd Floor).
This Academy Award nominee for Best Documentary Feature and the first nonfiction film to ever win the top prize at the Berlin International Film Festival, takes place in Lampedua, a remote Mediterranean island that has become a major entry point for refugees into Europe. The film tells the story of 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.
Award-winning 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.