An incisive, poignant, and deeply moving portrait of the small, windswept Mediterranean island of Lampedusa—and the humanitarian crisis occurring in the seas around it. Situated 150 miles south of Sicily, Lampedusa is the first port of call for hundreds of thousands of African andMiddle Eastern refugees hoping to make a new life in Europe. The film slowly builds a breathtakingly naturalistic portrait of theLampedusan people and the events that surround them. The result is a lyrical, poetic, and searingly powerful documentary that casts neither judgement nor aspersions, but simply shows the world to the viewer—to utterly devastating effect. Academy Awards: Best Documentary Feature Nomination; additional 14 wins and 24 nominations.
Reservations are strongly recommended. Tickets available online: http://billingsfarm.org/filmfest/ or by telephone: 802-457-2355 Monday-Friday 8:00A.M. - 4:30 P.M.; Saturday of the film: 10:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.
The film series will continue on selected Saturdays through April 7, 2017.