Fire at Sea/Hollow Land (2016)


Location: Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Fire At Sea

Part of the ScreenPeace Film Festival 2017

Fire at Sea (full-length documentary):

Directed by Gianfranco Rosi

Situated 150 miles south of Sicily, Lampedusa hit headlines as the first port of call for hundreds of thousands of African and Middle Eastern refugees hoping to make a new life in Europe. After spending months living on the island and engaging with its inhabitants, the film’s director Gianfranco Rosi accumulated an incredible array of footage, portraying the history, culture and daily lives of the islanders. Focusing on 12-year-old Samuele, as he explores the land and attempts to gain mastery of the sea, the film slowly builds a breathtakingly naturalistic portrait of the Lampedusan people and the events that surround them.

Hollow Land (14-minute animated film):

A short animated dilm by Michelle & Uri Kranot

A story about the eternal human search for a place to call home, this film begins with the dream of utopia. Solomon and Berta are two seekers who arrive—their treasured bathtub improbably in tow—in a seemingly sun-washed land that promises respite from their many journeys. 

Introduction and discussion led by Maurizio Albahari, Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Notre Dame.

All films are FREE but ticketed. Tickets available NOW from the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center. Order online or call the Ticket Office at 574-631-2800.

The ScreenPeace Film Festival is presented in partnership with the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, University of Notre Dame.