Winner of the Golden Bear at 2016 Berlin Film Festival, Fire at Sea captures the life of Samuele, a 12-year-old boy, on an island in the middle of the sea: Lampedusa. The most symbolic border of Europe, it is both a frontline in the European migrant crisis and a playground to young Samuele.
Wed 23 June 6.05pm
Sun 27 June 6.05pm
In partnership with Kensington and Chelsea Art Week and KarmaBank, these screenings will be preceded by the short film Footsteps on the Wind directed by Maya Sanbar and inspired by the music of Sting.
The screening on 27 June will be preceded by an introduction by director Maya Sanbar
It is the story of two children who lose their parents tragically and must travel to safety on a mysterious journey. While dealing with themes of child migration, bereavement and resilience, the animation is meant as a storytelling tool for all trauma and feelings of loss and hope. Entirely produced during lockdown, it is a truly international collaboration involving more than 100 professionals based in London (UK), Sao Paulo (Brazil), and New York.
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