The powerful short film “Lifeboat” from #OregonMade filmmaker Skye Fitzgerald has made the Oscar shortlist for Short Form Documentary.
“Lifeboat” showcases the crisis of refugees desperate enough to risk their lives in rubber boats leaving Libya in the middle of the night and pushing off into the unknown, despite a high probability of drowning. With few resources, but certain that civil society must intervene, a team of global volunteers risks the waves of the Mediterranean to pluck refugees from sinking rafts.
If you haven’t caught it yet, you should. As a reminder, “Lifeboat” and Skye won the Special Short Film Jury Award at BendFilm this year.