The Italian “refugee island” of Lampedusa is in the firm grip of winter's tristesse. Tourists have left, the remaining refugees fight to be taken to the mainland. As a fire destroys the worn down ferry, that connects the island to Italy, the mayor Giusi Nicolini and the local fishermen struggle for a new ship. The tiny community at the edge of Europe is engaged in a desperate struggle for solidarity with those who many consider the cause of the ongoing crisis: the African boat people.
Direction Jakob Brossmann
Cinematography Serafin Spitzer, Christian Flatzek
Editing Nela Märki
Production finali film & wortschatz produktion in coproduzione con Miramonte Film
Distribution Miramonte Film
Location Italia, Sicilia, Lampedusa
Friday, July 1 at 22:40 at the Terrazza degli Ulivi (Aragonese Castle)