Samuele, a 12-year old boy, lives in Lampedusa, a remote Mediterranean island that has become a major entry point for refugees into Europe. He lives simply, climbing rocks by the shore and playing with his slingshot, while nearby thousands of men, women, and children risk their lives for a new life.
A profoundly haunting film, this Oscar nominee moves beyond headline caricature to paint a remarkable portrait of life on a Mediterranean island and the efforts of the migrants that hope to reach it. Another ground-breaking work from Rosi as the first documentary to win the Golden Bear at Berlin!
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