Studia Mediterranea

Shipwrecked Migrants: Behind the Current Issues of International Migration, Through Fuocoammare: Beyond Lampedusa by Gianfranco Rosi and Mediterranea by Jonas Carpignano

Élisabeth Schulz

Research Article
Accepted: Mar 3, 2020

Catherine Wihtol de Wenden estimates that 244 million people are affected by international migration, or 3.5% of the world’s population. Attracted by promises of employment, human beings today are reduced to living in dramatic conditions, as we see in these feature films. This is why, the political scientist denounces the fact that one leaves «people in situation of modern slavery». As we will see, the two films Mediterranea, from Jonas Carpignano and Fuocoammare. Beyond Lampedusa, from Gianfranco Rosi come against the simplistic images conveyed by the media or political speeches that reduce migrants to numbers and threats.

Jonas Carpignano, Gianfranco Rosi, migrant, exploitation, violence, Mediterranea, sinking