This Oscar-nominated short documentary showcases refugees desperate enough to risk their lives in rubber boats leaving Libya in the middle of the night, despite a high probability of drowning. With few resources but certain that civil society must intervene, volunteers from a German non-profit risk the waves of the Mediterranean to pluck refugees from sinking rafts. In a political environment increasingly hostile to immigrants and refugees, documenting and showcasing the real-life predicament of those fleeing war and oppression is more vital and important than ever. In a real-life context with dire consequences, LIFEBOAT puts a human face on one of the world's greatest contemporary, global crises and provides a spark of hope surrounding how civil society can intervene in the refugee crisis in a meaningful way. Academy Award nominee for Best Documentary Short Subject. "Once you see it, you won’t forget it." - Sarah Larson, The New Yorker
Collective Eye Films, 2018.; [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2019.
Title from title frames.; Film; In Process Record.
Originally produced by Collective Eye Films in 2018.
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
In Arabic, English
Fitzgerald, Skye, film director.
Collective Eye Films (Firm), dst; Kanopy (Firm), dst