Thurs., April 27 - "Fire at Sea"(Fuocoammare)
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. Filmmater 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.
Read a review from the New York Times here.
There are two (2) different viewings of this film at the Doris Duke Theater at the Honolulu Museum of Art:
Thursday, April 27 at 1:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 27 at 7:30 p.m.
You can purchase tickets directly from the HoMA website by clicking here. Tickets are $8 for HoMA members and $10 for non-museum members. Check out FOISOH's website for more info.
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