Capturing life on the Italian island of Lampedusa, a frontline in the European migrant crisis.
Situated some 200km off Italy's southern coast, Lampedusa has hit world headlines in recent years as the first port of call for hundreds of thousands of African and Middle Eastern migrants hoping to make a new life in Europe. Rosi spent months living on the Mediterranean island, capturing its history, culture and the current everyday reality of its 6,000-strong local population as hundreds of migrants land on its shores on a weekly basis. The resulting documentary focuses on 12-year-old Samuele, a local boy who loves to hunt with his slingshot and spend time on land even though he hails from a culture steeped in the sea.
Recorded with Thom Monahan (Devendra Banhart, Wild Nothing), Possibilities At Sea is the follow up to Blake's solo debut The Eleanor Islands, and features Neal Casal, Death Cab For Cutie's Dave Depper, and more. Blake's musical career began while she was in her teens by playing in New York City subways. She eventually graduated to playing smaller clubs and then made her way to Boston to study at Harvard University. There she continued to play live, and eventually met John Dragonetti (Jack Drag). The duo moved to Los Angeles and broke up in 2005. After hearing the songs that each had written about their parting, they reunited to form The Submarines.