Congrats to the Italian documentary Fire At Sea (Fuocoammare), nominated for the Oscars as best documentary feature. The film, directed by Gianfranco Rosi and winner of the Golden Bear at the 66th Berlin International Film Festival, focuses on the migrant crisis in the Mediterranean. Ciao St Louis and the Italian community in St Louis support all immigrants.
The Oscar-nominated Italian documentary Fire at Sea is more than a story about the migrant crisis. First and foremost, it’s a movie about Lampedusa. Lampedusa is a tiny island off the coast of Sicily, where boatloads of migrants from Africa and the Middle East arrive every year — a temporary stop between war and famine, and the hope of a new life in Italy and Europe.