Fire at Sea wins Golden Bear

Fire at Sea wins Golden Bear

Fire at Sea, a documentary about Europe's migrant crisis, has won the Golden Bear award for best movie at the Berlin Film Festival, BBC reports.

 

Gianfranco Rosi's harrowing movie depicts life on the Mediterranean island of Lampedusa.

 

The best director award went to Mia Hansen-Love for Things to Come.

 

Majd Mastoura won best actor for his role in Inhebbek Hedi, while Trine Dyrholm took best actress for her part in the movie, Kollektivet.

 

Accepting the award for Fire at Sea (Fuocoammare) from the jury led by American actress Meryl Streep, Rosi said: "I hope to bring awareness. It's not acceptable that people die crossing the sea to escape from tragedies."

 

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