Finding Refuge: Crossroads Film Series - Fire at Sea
The World Affairs Council of NH presents Finding Refuge, a three-part documentary film and discussion series funded by a New Hamsphire Humanities project grant that will explore the global refugee crisis, which has left 68.5 million people forcibly displaced worldwide. The film Fire at Sea explores the crisis at a community level, as a small Italian island becomes the port of call for hundreds of thousands of African and Middle Eastern migrants. Shannon St. Pierre of the International Institute of New England will facilitate a post-film discussion to reflect on issues brought up by the film.
Situated some 200km off Italy's southern coast, Lampedusa has hit world headlines in recent years as the first port of call for hundreds of thousands of African and Middle Eastern migrants hoping to make a new life in Europe. The resulting documentary focuses on 12-year-old Samuele, a local boy who loves to hunt with his slingshot and spend time on land even though he hails from a culture steeped in the sea. A discussion after the film will be facilitated by Sara Withers and will be joined by a speaker from the International Institute of New England.
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