[PAST EVENT] Film: Terraferma

February 7, 2020
Swem Library, Botetourt Theatre
400 Landrum Dr
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
Access & Features
  • Open to the public

 It is the story of two struggling, yet disparate families, whose members become intertwined. A well-intentioned, but illegal rescue of immigrant "boat people" forces the individuals of the indigenous family to choose between their economic survival and doing the morally right thing.

Terraferma is a 2011 Italian drama film directed by Emanuele Crialese. The film premiered at the 68th Venice International Film Festival. The film was selected as the Italian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 84th Academy Awards, but it did not make the final shortlist.