LIFEBOAT :: A Skye Fitzgerald documentary

Lifeboat documentary


Lifeboat bears witness to refugees desperate enough to risk their lives in rubber boats leaving Libya in the middle of the night, despite a high probability of drowning.

With few resources but certain that civil society must intervene, volunteers from Sea-Wave, a German non-profit, risk the waves of the Mediterranean to pluck refugees from sinking rafts. 

In a real-life context with dire consequences, Lifeboat puts a human face on one of the world’s greatest contemporary global crises and provides a spark of hope surrounding how civil society can intervene in the refugee crisis in a meaningful way.


:: Documentary Short Subject nominee, Oscars, 2019
:: Winner of seven international awards


:: Director: Skye Fitzgerald