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2 New Works Confront The Refugee Crisis With Empathy And Humanity

Critic John Powers discusses the Italian documentary, Fire at Sea, and the novel, These Are the Names. The works take very different — but nonetheless poignant — approaches to the refugee situation.

Gianfranco Rosi's documentary, Fire at Sea, is set on the tiny Sicilian island of Lampedusa, where tens of thousands of migrants come ashore each year. 01 Distribution hide caption

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2 New Works Confront The Refugee Crisis With Empathy And Humanity

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Manchester by the Sea Chorale Lesley Barber
Rays And Shadows Claus Ogerman & Danilo Pérez
Smoke Lesley Barber
Manchester Minimalist Piano and Strings Lesley Barber
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El Manisero (The Peanut Vendor) Chucho Valdés
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