Tuesday, February 23, 2016

A documentary about migrants “Fire in the Sea” won the Berlinale – RIA Fresh Wind

Video: Nuova ondata cinema

A documentary about the migration crisis “Fire in the Sea» (Fuocoammare) Italian Gianfranco Rosi took ” Golden bear “in Berlin – drama won the jury headed by Meryl Streep, critics and audiences. For the director this is the second major prize of the prestigious Film Festival – three years ago, his film “Holy Roman ring” won the Venice

According to “Izvestia”, Rosie several months filming the life of Lampedusa island near Sicily, that is. extreme point of Europe. These banks of a 20-year profit of more than 400 thousand. Refugees from the Middle East and Africa. On boats and inflatable boats, in inhuman conditions, without food and water, men, women and children every year trying to cross the sea in search of a better life. As the credits, at least 15 thousand. Of them were able to bring the journey to end.

The search operation, inspection, registration, medical examination of survivors fugitives have long been familiar to local life. These shots are interspersed with scenes from a parallel reality – measured, “burgher” life of the indigenous inhabitants of the island. White sheets, pasta for lunch, cozy songs on the radio ( “The sea is on fire,” or Fuocoammare – one of the famous songs). Rosie relentlessly confronts two worlds – the terrible hopelessness and well-being unflappable.


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