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On 3 October 2013, a boat carrying 500 Eritrean refugees sank off the coast of the Italian island Lampedusa. 360 of them drowned. While survivor Abraham walks through a graveyard of shipwrecks remembering the experience, chaos breaks loose at the harbour when hundreds of coffins are loaded onto a military ship.

Director's filmography: What Does a Nuclear Bomb Explosion Feel Like? (2018), The Atomic Soldiers (2017), Those Who Feel the Fire Burning (2014), A Twist in the Fabric of Space (2012)

Listen to a conversation between GSFF Co-Director Sanne Jehoul and Morgan Knibbe about Shipwreck here.


  • Director Morgan Knibbe
  • Country The Netherlands
  • Year 2014
  • Duration 15 min


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