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'We Are Facing a Disaster': Berlinale Winner Gianfranco Rosi Talks Fuocoammare

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 02.25.2016 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

Can a film change the world? If we believe in the power of one, that ability each human being carries around to make the environment around them better by simply adjusting their behavior, then films have the potential to change the world.

The Berlinale Diaries 2016: Fuocoammare, Hedi and the Winners, Scoring One for Humanity

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 02.22.2016 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

A still from Gianfranco Rosi's Fuocoammare, featuring Samuele Pucillo Every year, at every festival, there is a film that shuts it down for me. I cou...

The Berlinale Diaries 2016: The Maestro, the Enigma, a Saudi Love Story & the Madonna Dancers

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 02.16.2016 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

So far at Berlinale, there have been groundbreaking films, films about love, films about current affairs, movies about the past and some looking to the future. Some push the boundaries of reality, while others really stick our noses into the nitty gritty of surviving.

The Berlinale Diaries 2016: Redefining What Love Is, at the Movies

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 02.15.2016 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

Berlin, so far, has been cathartic for me. I've watched a movie, The Dreamed Ones by Ruth Beckermann, that reinvents the idea of romance and takes it to a cerebral level, thus suggesting the concept that in order to love, we don't have to be next to a person, it's enough to feel them to carry them in our heart.

The European Union Should Levy a Financial Transaction Tax to Fund a "Marshall Plan" for Refugees

Philippe Douste-Blazy | Posted 09.27.2015 | World
Philippe Douste-Blazy

Considering that we are faced with a situation which is totally unprecedented since the Second World War, We call on the states of the European Union to come to an agreement and take action. An adequate response is urgent if we want to prevent a dangerous rise in racism and xenophobia.

The Vatican Is Looking For A Refugee Family To Take Under Its Wing

The Associated Press | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 09.08.2015 | Religion

The chief priest of St. Peter's Basilica says efforts are underway to identify a family of refugees who will be cared for by the Vatican as part of Po...

Lampedusa: No to Boat-People, Yes to Plane-People

François Dufour | Posted 09.01.2015 | World
François Dufour

An emergency situation requires an emergency solution. To stop the shipwrecks and the drownings in the Mediterranean (2,500 dead migrants since January), let's put the presumed refugees, or "would-be refugees" as described by the British press, in planes directly to Europe.

Rescuing Migrants at Sea Might Not Be a Permanent Solution, but It Will Save Lives

Aurélie Ponthieu | Posted 06.17.2015 | World
Aurélie Ponthieu

If the dangerous sea route has now become the principal means of entry to the European Union for refugees, it is because the land borders are closed.

Recreating The Dark Journey Of A Refugee At Sea

HuffPost Italy | Sheila Pierce | Posted 01.26.2015 | Arts

I loathe containers. Not the Tupperware ones for chopped carrots or Ikea storage bins for wool sweaters. I'm talking about those metal, windowless rec...

Is This The Best Beach In The World?

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 12.04.2014 | Travel

You wouldn't be the first person to think this is the best beach in the world. Isola dei Conigli, or "Rabbit Island," is an island waaay out in the Me...

Migrants

Christina Pacella | Posted 09.29.2014 | World
Christina Pacella

There is no doubt that the 32 people who lost their lives on the Costa Concordia need and deserve justice. But in a land where values and fundamental ...

The Silent War in the Cradle of the Mediterranean

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 09.24.2014 | Impact
Gaia Paradiso

Tens of thousands of migrants have landed on Italian shores so far this year 2014 and the number is expected to soar past the record of 63,000 set in 2011 during the Arab Spring uprisings.

Europe Begins at Lampedusa

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 10.30.2013 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

The most striking and, in a sense, the most terrible aspect of the interminable tragedy of which Lampedusa has become the symbol is the indifference with which we, the citizens of affluent Europe, are handling it.

700 Refugees Rescued By Italian Coast Guard

Agence France Presse | | Posted 12.25.2013 | World

Nearly 700 refugees have been rescued off Sicily in five operations, Italy's coast guard said Friday, as European leaders grapple with the issue of il...

WATCH: Dramatic Rescue Of Syrian Refugees In Mediterranean Sea

Posted 10.23.2013 | World

Newly released footage shows the rescue of a group of Syrian refugees after their boat capsized in the Mediterranean Sea. The dramatic video was re...

Lessons of Lampedusa

Uri Dadush | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Uri Dadush

The extraordinarily restrictive immigration policies of rich countries are motivated in part by xenophobia, and in some cases by simple racism. But those policies are also the result of faulty economic thinking.

U.S. Navy Rescues 128 Migrants

Reuters | Posted 12.16.2013 | World

ROME, Oct 17 (Reuters) - A U.S. Navy ship rescued 128 men from a raft after it was spotted in the Mediterranean Sea by a Maltese patrol aircraft, U....

Italian Navy Rescues 300 Migrants

Reuters | Steve Scherer | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

ROME, Oct 15 (Reuters) - Italy's navy rescued about 300 migrants in the waters between Sicily and Libya on Tuesday as the government deployed ships,...

Children's Drawings Capture Shipwreck Tragedy

Posted 10.08.2013 | World

Divers have recovered dozens more bodies in the wake of a shipwreck that killed hundreds of migrants off the Italian island of Lampedusa on Oct. 3rd. ...

Divers Recover More Than 230 Bodies Of Drowned Migrants

Reuters | Posted 12.07.2013 | World

By Gabriele Pileri LAMPEDUSA, Italy, Oct 7 (Reuters) - Italian divers recovered dozens more bodies from a sunken migrant boat on Monda...

Calls For Immigration Reform In Wake Of Italy Shipwreck

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

By Steve Scherer LAMPEDUSA, Italy, Oct 5 (Reuters) - The survivors of a shipwreck off Sicily two days ago live in terrible conditions ...

Pope Delivers 'Dramatic Pro-Immigrant' Message

The Huffington Post | Peter Finocchiaro | Posted 07.08.2013 | Religion

Pope Francis urged compassion for immigrants on Monday, during his first official trip outside Rome since his election in March. In what was billed...

On Italian Island, Refugees Wait at Intersection of Europe's Hope and Fear

Michelle Chen | Posted 07.17.2011 | World
Michelle Chen

The unrest in Tunisia and Libya have turned Lampedusa into a makeshift Ellis Island. Several thousand have arrived from Tunisia, and there's a growing wave from Libya. No one knows when they'll be allowed to leave, or who will accept them.

Migrant Boat Filled With Fleeing Libyans Sinks; Over 130 Missing

Posted 06.06.2011 | World

ROME (Reuters) - More than 130 people were missing and at least 15 appeared to be dead after a boat carrying Eritrean and Somali refugees from Libya c...

Ship Carrying 257 Migrants Sinks Off Libya Coast

africasia.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A ship carrying more than 250 illegal migrants headed for Europe has sunk near the Libyan coast, Egypt's state news agency MENA said on Monday, with d...