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Bringing Europe's migrant crisis to the Oscars

Gianfranco Rosi's documentary Fire at Sea offers an unflinching look at life on Lampedusa island
Monday, February 20, 2017 - 05:50

Mr Rosi said his film's nomination for a Best Documentary Oscar is an opportunity to "carry the call for help from Lampedusa . . . to Hollywood".

Los Angeles

A FEMALE voice crackles over the radio, begging for rescue from a crowded migrant boat sinking into the Mediterranean Sea as the coastguard barks over and over: "What is your position?"

Like much of Italian master Gianfranco Rosi's cinematic, Oscar-nominated documentary

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