SIMSHAR to hit the silver screens

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Based on astonishing true events, ‘Simshar‘ directed by Ms Rebecca Cremona tells two parallel stories of survival at sea, which unravel on and around the Maltese Islands. The film will premiere on 27th April at a major cinema in Bugibba, while the national release to all major cinemas in Malta will be on the 30th April, 2014.

Plot outline: Young Theo is sent on his first trip with his Maltese seafaring family, but things go terribly wrong when the ‘Simshar’ sinks, leaving the crew stranded in the Mediterranean… Simultaneously, Alex — a medic reluctantly dispatched onto a Turkish Merchant vessel which has rescued a group of stranded African boat people between Malta and Italy — gets stuck on the boat as the countries wage a bureaucratic war over who should take in the migrants… The stories unravel in parallel and culminate tragically when the fishermen are traced down, but by that time there’s only one survivor.