Fire at Sea (Fuocoammare)

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Reel Causes at VIFF

Fire at Sea (Fuocoammare)


Reel Causes proudly returns as an Outreach Partner at the 35th Vancouver International Film Festival! Please join us for Fire at Sea (Fuocoammare), Gianfranco Rosi’s mesmerizing, intricately  human piece, winner of the Golden Bear for Best Film at the Berlin Film Festival 2016. Subtly and skillfully juxtaposing the story of illegal migrants fleeing Africa for the safety of Italy’s isolated Lampedusa, with that of the lives of the tiny island’s residents, Rosi captures the complex humanitarian crisis unfolding in Europe with a sensitivity that both astounds and moves us.

“It is an amazing film.” – The Financial Times

Fire at Sea is masterly filmmaking” – The Guardian

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Vancouver International Film Festival runs September 29 through October 14, 2016



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About Reel Causes Society

Reel Causes partners with filmmakers and Canadian causes dedicated to addressing global social justice issues. We host film screenings followed by a Q&A session to educate and inspire our community, and provide a forum for authentic conversation around the issues that affect us locally.

City of Vancouver
SFU Woodwards
BC Arts Council
Consumer Protection BC
Creative BC