Morgan Knibbe - Those Who Feel The Fire Burning
A storm suddenly passes as a group of migrants attempts to enter Europe by boat. One man goes overboard, separating from his family and drowns. In a purgatory like experience the soul of this man remains on Earth as a ghost and he starts shadowing the lives of countless other migrants who made it to Europe alive . And so begins “Those Who Feel the Fire Burning” , filmmaker Morgan Knibbe’s first feature length documentary. In this 2015 film, the Dutch director stunningly captures the hopeless experience that migrants face after they’ve crossed the border. “Those Who Feel the Fire Burning” specifically focuses on the lives of individuals from North Africa and the Middle East who have migrated to Europe. From the perspective of the drowned migrant’s ghost , Knibbe emphasizes the day to day difficulties migrants face in a foreign company. He is especially effective in capturing these experiences with his unsteady cinematography. The irregularity and shakiness of this filming style reflects the instability of these migrants lives.