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Bahrain Cinema Club: Shedding light on migrants’ plight...


A 2016 Italian documentary film, Fire At Sea, will be screened at the Bahrain Cinema Club tonight at 7pm.

The story follows Samuele, a 12-year-old who lives on an island in the Mediterranean, far away from the mainland.

Like all boys of his age, he does not always enjoy going to school.

He would much rather climb the rocks by the shore, play with his slingshot or mooch about the port, but his home is not like other islands.

For years, it has been the destination of men, women and children trying to make the crossing from Africa in boats that are far too small and decrepit.

The island is Lampedusa which has become a metaphor for the flight of refugees to Europe, the hopes, hardship and fate of hundreds of thousands of emigrants.

Every day the inhabitants of Lampedusa bear witness to the greatest humanitarian tragedy of our times.

Directed by Gianfranco Rosi, the film won four awards at the Berlin International Film Festival including the Golden Bear and the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury.

Fire At Sea was also nominated for an Oscar for Best Documentary Feature.

Call 39682323 for further information.

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