http://www.mfa.org/programs/film/fire-at-sea-6 Museum of Fine Arts Boston
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Boston, MA 02115
Join us at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston for a screening of "Fire at Sea" ("Fuocoammare"), directed by Gianfranco Rosi. This unforgettable 2016 documentary was shot on the Italian island of Lampedusa, a frontline in the migration crisis in Europe. The film centers on two Lampedusa natives: a 12-year-old boy and a doctor who treats migrants on their arrival.
In addition to being Italy’s submission for Best Foreign Film in this year’s Oscar race, the film won the Golden Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival. 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.”
“Fire at Sea” is part of the series “Hollywood Scriptures: Migrations,” which includes four films about the immigrant experience. The series is curated by the Department of Professional Psychology at William James College. Each screening is followed by a discussion with faculty members examining the film through the lens of professional psychology.
The MFA's Film Program is recognized as one of the country's leading independent exhibitors of film, presenting more than 500 screenings of independent, foreign and classic films every year.