Refugees documentary ‘Fire at Sea’ wins Berlin fest top prize

The Berlin film festival wraps up Sunday after “Fire at Sea”, a harrowing documentary about Europe’s refugee crisis, clinched its Golden Bear top prize from a jury led by Meryl Streep. As Europe grapples with its biggest migrant influx since World War II, the picture by Italian director Gianfranco Rosi offers an unflinching look at life on the Mediterranean island of Lampedusa, where thousands of asylum seekers from Africa and the Middle East have arrived trying to reach the European Union over the last two decades.

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