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Fire at Sea (Italian: Fuocoammare) is a 2016 Italian documentary film directed by Gianfranco Rosi.[2][3] It won the Golden Bear
Golden Bear
at the 66th Berlin International Film Festival.[4][5] The film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature at the 89th Academy Awards.[6] It was also selected as the Italian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the awards but it was not nominated in that category.[7][8]


1 Overview 2 Reception 3 See also 4 References 5 External links

Overview[edit] The film was shot on the Sicilian island of Lampedusa
during the European migrant crisis, and sets the migrants' dangerous Mediterranean crossing against a background of the ordinary life of the islanders.[9][10] The main characters are a twelve-year-old boy from a local fishing family and a doctor who treats the migrants on their arrival.[10][11] In his acceptance speech for the Golden Bear award, Rosi stated that his intention was to heighten awareness of the migrant situation, saying, "It's not acceptable that people die crossing the sea to escape from tragedies."[9] Reception[edit] The film has a 94% rating from Rotten Tomatoes, based on 83 reviews with an average rating of 7.8 out of 10,[12] and a rating of 87 out of 100 from Metacritic.[13] Meryl Streep, chair of the Berlin jury, called the film "a daring hybrid of captured footage and deliberate storytelling that allows us to consider what documentary can do. It is urgent, imaginative and necessary filmmaking."[9] Andrew Pulver, writing for The Guardian, described the documentary as having "a distinctive, humane cinematic style" and being "a collection of tiny details that morph, almost by osmosis, into a shocking excavation of the mechanics of crisis."[10] He praises it for approaching the tragedy indirectly, via the people of Lampedusa.[10] The film was also appreciated by the Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, who stated that he would carry with him 27 DVDs of the film to a session of the European Council. Each one of the copies was given to a head of state or government of the European Union.[14] The Economist
The Economist
thought it had "beautiful cinematography and searing images, but also odd choices and murky priorities" and took issue with the film's lack of relation between the refugee crisis and the impact it had on the lives of the islanders interviewed.[15] See also[edit]

List of submissions to the 89th Academy Awards
89th Academy Awards
for Best Foreign Language Film List of Italian submissions for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film


^ "Fuocoammare (Fire at Sea)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 23 September 2016.  ^ "Jan 11, 2016: Berlinale Competition 2016: Another nine films selected". Berlinale. Retrieved 11 January 2016.  ^ "Berlin Film Festival Adds Nine Films to Competition Lineup". Variety. Retrieved 11 January 2016.  ^ "Berlin: 'Fire at Sea' Wins Golden Bear
Golden Bear
for Best Film". Variety. Retrieved 20 February 2016.  ^ "Prizes of the International Jury". Berlinale. Retrieved 20 February 2016.  ^ Samuelson, Kate (24 January 2017). "Here Are the 2017 Oscar Nominations". Time. Retrieved 24 January 2017.  ^ Redazione (26 September 2016). "Oscars: I migranti di 'Fuocoammare' in corsa per gli Oscar". La Repubblica. Retrieved 26 September 2016.  ^ Anderson, Ariston (26 September 2016). "Oscars: Italy Selects 'Fire at Sea' for Foreign-Language Category". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 26 September 2016.  ^ a b c "Berlin film festival: Fire at Sea wins Golden Bear". BBC News. Retrieved 21 February 2016.  ^ a b c d Andrew Pulver (22 February 2016). "Why Fire at Sea sailed away with the Berlin film festival's Golden Bear". The Guardian. Retrieved 23 February 2016.  ^ "Berlin film festival awards top prize to refugee crisis documentary Fire at Sea". The Guardian. 21 February 2016. Retrieved 23 February 2016.  ^ " Fire at Sea (Fuocoammare)". Retrieved 14 February 2018.  ^ "Fire at Sea". Retrieved 10 November 2016.  ^ "Migranti, Renzi: Porto 27 dvd di Fuocoammare al Consiglio europeo". Corriere della Sera. 7 March 2016. Retrieved 7 March 2016.  ^ "The odd, award-winning migration movie "Fire at Sea"". Retrieved 10 June 2016 – via The Economist. 

External links[edit]

Fire at Sea on IMDb

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Golden Bear-winning films

Four in a Jeep
Four in a Jeep
/ Without Leaving an Address
Without Leaving an Address
/ In Beaver Valley / Justice Is Done
Justice Is Done
/ Cinderella (1951) One Summer of Happiness
One Summer of Happiness
(1952) The Wages of Fear
The Wages of Fear
(1953) Hobson's Choice (1954) Die Ratten (1955) Invitation to the Dance (1956) 12 Angry Men (1957) Wild Strawberries (1958) Les Cousins (1959) El Lazarillo de Tormes
El Lazarillo de Tormes
(1960) La Notte
La Notte
(1961) A Kind of Loving (1962) To Bed or Not to Bed
To Bed or Not to Bed
/ Bushido, Samurai Saga
Bushido, Samurai Saga
(1963) Dry Summer
Dry Summer
(1964) Alphaville (1965) Cul-de-sac (1966) The Departure (1967) Who Saw Him Die?
Who Saw Him Die?
(1968) Early Works (1969) The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (1971) The Canterbury Tales (1972) Distant Thunder (1973) The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (1974) Adoption (1975) Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson
Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson
(1976) The Ascent
The Ascent
(1977) Ascensor / Las truchas / What Max Said (1978) David (1979) Heartland / Palermo or Wolfsburg (1980) Deprisa, Deprisa
Deprisa, Deprisa
(1981) Veronika Voss
Veronika Voss
(1982) Ascendancy / La colmena (1983) Love Streams (1984) The Woman and the Stranger / Wetherby (1985) Stammheim (1986) The Theme
The Theme
(1987) Red Sorghum (1988) Rain Man
Rain Man
(1989) Music Box / Larks on a String
Larks on a String
(1990) The House of Smiles
The House of Smiles
(1991) Grand Canyon (1992) Woman Sesame Oil Maker / The Wedding Banquet
The Wedding Banquet
(1993) In the Name of the Father (1994) The Bait (1995) Sense and Sensibility (1996) The People vs. Larry Flynt
The People vs. Larry Flynt
(1997) Central Station (1998) The Thin Red Line (1999) Magnolia (2000) Intimacy (2001) Spirited Away
Spirited Away
/ Bloody Sunday (2002) In This World
In This World
(2003) Head-On (2004) U-Carmen eKhayelitsha
U-Carmen eKhayelitsha
(2005) Grbavica (2006) Tuya's Marriage
Tuya's Marriage
(2007) Elite Squad (2008) The Milk of Sorrow
The Milk of Sorrow
(2009) Honey (2010) A Separation (2011) Caesar Must Die
Caesar Must Die
(2012) Child's Pose (2013) Black Coal, Thin Ice
Black Coal, Thin Ice
(2014) Taxi (2015) Fire at Sea (2016) On Body and Soul
On Body and Soul
(2017) Touch Me Not
Touch Me Not

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European migrant crisis

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Refugees and immigration

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Assyrian refugees

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Migrant vehicle incidents

shipwreck (October 2013) Blue Sky M incident
Blue Sky M incident
(December 2014) Ezadeen incident (January 2015) Death of Alan Kurdi
Death of Alan Kurdi
(September 2015) 2016 Egypt migrant shipwreck (September 2016) November 2016 Libya migrant shipwrecks (November 2016) List of migrant vessel incidents on the Mediterranean Sea List of migrant vehicle incidents in Europe List of migrant incidents on the borders in Europe

Maritime operations

Operation Poseidon (EU, 2006–2015) Operation Hermes (EU, 2011–2013) Operation Mare Nostrum
Operation Mare Nostrum
(Italy, 2013–2014) Operation Triton
Operation Triton
(EU, 2014–present) EUNAVFOR Med (Operation Sophia) (EU, 2015–present) Operation Poseidon Rapid Intervention (EU, 2015–present)

Migrant camps

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