Osio Theater: Screening of "Fire at Sea" and Panel Discussion
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 6:00pm
The Watsonville Film Festival joins forces with Osio Theater to present Fire at Sea, an Academy Award nominee for Best Documentary Feature and the first nonfiction film to ever win the top prize at the Berlin International Film Festival. Join us on March 29 at 6pm for a special screening of Fire at Sea with a panel discussion to follow.
Fire at Sea takes place in Lampedusa, a remote 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. 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.