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The documentary captures life on the Italian island of Lampedusa, a frontline in the European migrant crisis. The main characters are a twelve-year-old boy from a local fishing family and a doctor who treats the migrants on their arrival.
A fascinating study in contrasts, "Fire at Sea' shows how the normal and painfully abnormal exist side by side - the horrific and the serene, the tragic and the mundane, global crisis and daily humdrum.
The end result is transporting, but also moving; it's a wake-up call, asking us to think about how much attention we really pay to what's around us, and - perhaps more importantly - what to do about it?