Human Tides

Human Tides

2 Episodes

These haunting, poetic meditations on the European refugee crisis speak eloquently and urgently to the harrowing human cost of a global tragedy. In Yorgos Zois’s eerily evocative short 8TH CONTINENT, the filmmaker’s camera silently surveys a desolate dump on the Greek island of Lesbos strewn with thousands of life jackets that have washed ashore—an almost otherworldly landscape that conveys more than words ever could. Then, on the Sicilian island of Lampedusa, director Gianfranco Rosi documents the quotidian rituals of life in a place where everyday reality unfolds against the backdrop of a mounting humanitarian disaster in his shattering documentary FIRE AT SEA.

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Human Tides
  • 8th Continent

    Episode 1

    Directed by Yorgos Zois • 2017 • Greece
    Starring Pavlos Iordanopoulos

    This haunting meditation on the the European refugee crisis surveys the Greek island of Lesbos, where thousands of life jackets have washed ashore to create an otherworldly landscape that silently conveys the devastating magni...

  • Fire At Sea

    Episode 2

    Directed by Gianfranco Rosi • 2016 • Italy

    The first nonfiction film to win the top prize at the Berlin Film Festival, the Academy Award–nominated FIRE AT SEA takes place in Lampedusa, a remote Mediterranean island that has become a major entry point for refugees into Europe. There, we meet Samu...