Sea Sorrow

2017 | UK | NR | 74 min.


City Opera House Thu, Aug 2, 2018 3:00 PM
Milliken at the Dennos Museum Fri, Aug 3, 2018 12:00 PM
Film Info
Section:Foreign Documentary
Release Year:2017
Runtime:74 min.
Premiere Status:Michigan Premiere
Production Country:UK
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Vanessa Redgrave
Produced by:Carlo Gabriel Nero
Cinematography:Andrew Dearden
Editing By:Folasade Oyeleye
Cast:Ralph Fiennes
Emma Thompson


The European refugee crisis has been much cited by President Trump in his calls for a border wall. But what's really happening across the Atlantic? Renowned Academy Award-winning actress Vanessa Redgrave makes her directorial debut (at 80 years young no less!) with the harrowing and emotional documentary Sea Sorrow. Redgrave was inspired to take action after a Syrian child tragically drowned while seeking asylum with his family. Redgrave's own experience as a child being sent away to the country during the WWII Blitz gives her extra empathy for the children who are currently displaced.She travels to the Calais Jungle tent city on France's north coast where refugees spend months with no water or sanitation while waiting for passage to England. The film's title comes from a scene in William Shakespeare's "The Tempest," which is compellingly performed by Ralph Fiennes.