Jacob Brossman

Austria-Italy -Switzerland, 2015, 93′, Italian

Opening Film

Photography: Serafin Spitzer, Christian Flatzek
Editing: Nela Märki
Sound: Max Liebich
Producer: Jacob Brossman

Community Center, 12.10.2016 Wednesday, 20.00-22.00

Synopsis: The Italian “refugee island” of Lampedusa is in the firm grip of winter tristesse. The Tourists have left, the remaining refugees fight to be taken to the mainland.
As a fire destroys the worn down ferry, that connects the island to Italy, the mayor Giusi Nicolini and the local fishermen struggle for a new ship. While the refugees are finally transferred by plane, the fishermen occupy the port in order to protest. The island is isolated and as food supplies run out the protesters start to disagree with each other.
The tiny community at the edge of Europe is engaged in a desperate fight for dignity, and for solidarity with those who many consider the cause of the ongoing crisis: the African boat people.

Biography: Jakob Brossmann was born in Vienna, Austria in 1986.
He is a director, stage designer, artist.
He studied “Art of Film and Stage” at Universitat für angewandte Kunst Wien (Vienna).

Filmography (Selection)
2015 Lampedusa in Winter
2011 Tagwerk
2010 Rückruf
2009 #unibrennt – Bildungsprotest 2.0 Festival del Film Locarno

Festival del Film Locarno
Viennale, 2015
DOK Leipzig, 2015
Sao Paulo Mostra, 2015
Jihlava IDFF, 2015
Duisburger Filmwoche, 2015
CPH DOX, 2015
Stockholm IFF, 2015
Pravo ljudski Human rights FF Sarajevo, 2015
IDFA, 2015
Watch DOCS Warsaw
DOC Point Helsinki

Golden Boccalino Award at Locarno Film Festival, 2015
Duisburger Filmwoche Audience Award, 2015
Film Award for Best Austrian Documentary and the MehrWERT Film Prize at Viennale, 2015


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