Lighthouse International Film Festival Presents the World Premiere of Chronicle of a Summer in Europe

Long Beach Island, NJ- June 3, 2016

A stunning, first person portrait of the greatest migrant crisis the world has ever known. CHRONICLE OF A SUMMER IN EUROPE shows the difficulties that refugees, government, and humanitarian volunteers alike all face in wake of unprecedented events. German Director Kristian Kiehling * spent the summer of 2015 traveling the Syrian refugee route from Malta and the Mediterranean Sea to England. Kiehling takes us alongside those displaced by war, economic despair, to see the innumerable frustrations they encounter and dangers faced on the refugee's journey. Kiehling brings to the screen a story of humans hoping for a better life, in this very timely raw human story. Featuring stunning images, vital reporting and incredibly important interviews with the migrants themselves, Kiehling documents a tremendously complex set of stories, sometimes at odds with what is being reported, but always human.

A tremendously important film depicting the current crisis taking part in the world, Lighthouse International Film Festival is proud to have German Director Kristian Kiehling* attend our 8th Annual Film Festival,and to have his World Premiere screening with us. This is a story that needs to be told. This is a story that we all need to see. This tragic story is told in our news programs and our newspapers daily. We know that this struggle and story still continues. See it first at The Lighthouse International Film Festival - on followed by Q & A from director Kristian Kiehling*. This film is skillfully put together in a manner that will move and incite you to action.(77m,Germany)



**Expected to attend: Director Kristian Kiehling*, Editor Eric Pforr*, Composer Maurizio Curcio*.

All Access Passholders includes pass to All Films, Filmmakers' Breakfasts, and Nightly Parties to mix & mingle with the filmmakers. 2016 Lighthouse International Film Festival will present- One World Premier-20 New Jersey Premiers and a Special Retrospective Screening! With 25 Feature Length films, and over 45 shorts- there is something for everyone! Everything is online: and ready for you! Individual movie tickets can be bought online as well. Be Inspired, Be Informed, Be Entertained, Be There!

The Lighthouse International Film Festival was founded in 2008 by a collection of filmmakers, film critics and film industry professionals who share a passion for film and wanted to create an event aimed first and foremost at film enthusiasts. Taking place on Long Beach Island, NJ -- one of the East Coast's most popular surfing destinations -- the festival celebrates three days of new, exciting and challenging films in honor of Long Beach Island's historic Barnegat Lighthouse

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The Lighthouse International Film Festival is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that is dedicated to showcasing new and innovative films and fostering the next generation of filmmakers. The festival offers three days of films, panels, Q&A's, networking, parties and surfing, and draws some of the industry's top film critics, producers and distributors. The festival also seeks to serve the community by presenting unique programs that inspire, engage and challenge a diverse audience through the art of film.

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