Samuel is 12 years old and lives on an island in the middle of the sea. He goes to school, loves shooting his slingshot and going 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 his is not an island like the others, its name is Lampedusa and it is the most symbolic border of Europe. In just over 20 years, more than 20,000 people have drowned during the crossing to achieve what many assumed a gateway to Europe, and which should allow them to escape war and famine.
Director: Gianfranco Rosi
Cast: Pietro Bartolo, Samuele Caruana, Samuele Pucillo, Mattias Cucina, Maria Costa, Maria Signorello, Francesco Mannino, Giuseppe Fragapane, Francesco Paterna
Cinematography: Gianfranco Rosi
Producer: Coproduction Italia-Francia; Stemal Entertainment / 21 Unofilm / Cinecittà Luce / Rai Cinema / Les Films d'Ici / Arte France Cinéma
Genre: Documentary / Drama / Immigration
Running Time: 108 min.