OCT 19


Web Premiere @ 4PM

Commentary by Francesco Rabissi, French & Italian
Rabissi introduces the remote Mediterranean island Lampedusa, where Italian director Gianfranco Rosi’s award-winning documentary juxtaposes the daily life of a local 12-year-old boy with the experiences of thousands of men, women and children who risk their lives to make the brutal sea crossing from Africa, jolting the audience into a new understanding of what is happening in the region, the heavy toll of the migrant crisis, and the price of freedom.

The THF Film Series is designed for at-home viewing of films hand-selected by our faculty. Their commentary is intended to provide context, insight and analysis to enhance your viewing experience of the films.

* The introduction may include spoilers.

How to Watch:

  • Visit the THF homepage to watch the commentary on Oct. 19 at 4PM. Sign up to receive a reminder.
  • View the film on your streaming service of choice. Fire at Sea is available on:

    Or rent the DVD at Pima County Public Library (Free with library card)

Watch a recording of this event below: