Il limite

The everyday life of the crew aboard a Sicilian deep sea fishing boat begins to mirror the present and the economic crisis, which has affected the entire existence of the Italian and Tunisian fisherman, pent up for weeks between the hold and the deck.

This story takes place on the open sea between Lampedusa and the African coast, where the dramas of the immigrants cross, and in Mazara del Vallo, which boasts a port that shelters the largest fishing fleet in Italy as well as a large Tunisian community.

Il limite
by Rossella Schillaci
Italy, 2012


Rossella Schillaci is a documentary writer and director. She graduated from the Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology in Manchester in Direction of Anthropological Documentary Film. With AZUL she has made documentary films that have been honored and have received awards in many international festivals, as well as TV documentaries for Raisat and Al Jazeera.

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