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Berlinale Spotlight Bangladesh 2018 will close with ‘Fucoammare’

  • Published at 09:24 pm September 5th, 2018
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There will be no entrance fees for the event but audiences are requested to carry a valid photo ID card to show at the entrance

The ongoing Berlinale Spotlight Bangladesh 2018, in partnership with Dhaka DocLab and the International Film Initiatives of Bangladesh, will end with a public film screening on Thursday, September 6, 2018 from 5:30-7:30pm at the Goethe-Institut auditorium, Dhanmondi, Dhaka. The title of the film is “Fucoammare,” directed by Gianfranco Rosi.

Dr. Kirsten Hackenbroch, director of Goethe-Institut, Bangladesh, will welcome the audience at the session. DorotheeWenner, delegate to the Berlin Film Festival for South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, and Meenakshi Shedde, South Asia consultant to the Berlin Film Festival, are also expected to be present as special guests at the event. 

“Fucoammare” tells the story of Samuele, who is 12 years old and lives on an island in the middle of the sea. He goes to school, loves shooting his slingshot, and hunting. He likes land games, even though everything around him speaks of the sea and the men, women, and children who try to cross it to get to his island. But this is not an island like the others. Its name is Lampedusa and it is the most symbolic border of Europe, crossed by thousands of migrants in the last 20 years in search of freedom.

There will be no entrance fees for the event but audiences are requested to carry a valid photo ID card to show at the entrance.