SYNOPSIS: Lifeboat showcases a group of volunteers off the coast of Libya who rescue refugees from around the world as they risk their lives in flimsy rubber boats pushing off from shore in search of a better life.
BIO: Skye Fitzgerald has been producing projects focused on human rights and social justice issues since 1998. Along the way he has collaborated and received support from the Sundance Institute, the U.S. Institute of Peace, the State Department and the Paul Robeson Fund, including being named a Fulbright Research Scholar to produce the film Bombhunters. Reviewers have characterized Fitzgerald’s work as “emotional and artful,” "...visually brutal" (Variety), “an infuriating study in the ways that power greases the wheels of justice” (LA Weekly). As a Director of Photography Fitzgerald has lensed work on a regular basis for clients such as Dateline NBC, VICE News, CNN, Discovery Channel, Mercy Corps, Travel Channel, History Channel,, ABC, CNBC, NHK, Kaiser Permanente and The Portland Trailblazers. Fitzgerald recently completed producing the features 101 Seconds and LIFEBOAT, a film about search and rescue operations in the Mediterranean. 50 Feet from Syria, his latest film, covers doctors working on the Syrian border.
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