Fire at Sea
Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 7:00pm
Gianfranco Rosi is an Italian documentarian whose previous work has taken him to the Ganges River, the California desert and inside the Mexican drug trade. "Fire at Sea" is the fruit of an extended sojourn on Lampedusa, an island that, while part of Italy, is closer to Tunisia than to Sicily. Recently, it has become the landing spot for boatloads of refugees and other migrants from Africa, Asia and the Middle East. This is a hard, empathetic look at reality, which contains wonders as well as horrors. Panelist: Darrin Zammit Lupi is an acclaimed Reuters photographer who started his photography career with The Malta Independent in 1992. The Societies for Photographers in the UK named him Overall Photographer of the Year for 2016, Media Photographer of the Year for 2013, Documentary Photographer of the Year for 2014 and Street Photographer of the Year for 2016. In recent years, he covered the South-East Asia tsunami tragedy, the refugee crisis during the war in Kosovo, issues related to the Millennium Development Goals (with a particular emphasis on HIV/AIDS) in various parts of Africa, the earthquake in L'Aquila, Italy, the war in Libya, the Costa Concordia disaster and several other national and international assignments. Presented with the Human Rights Archives. Our series is coordinated with See / Think / Act. Also co-sponsored by Duke Screen Society, Humanities Futures, the Trent Foundation, AMES Present.