The Idea of Europe

The Idea of Europe is a transmedia project about the human impact of the European migrant crisis.

 

Life after Hell (2017)

Through a collective narration made of portraits, testimonies and daily life insights gathered at various reception centres across Italy, ’Life after hell’ returns names, voices and faces to the refugees who fled the Libyan hell to build a new life elsewhere, often facing tremendous suffering and abuse.

 

In Between (2016-2017) 

According to the IOM (International Organization for Migration), between January 2016 and March 2017, over 205,000 migrants arrived in Italy through the Central Mediterranean Route leaving from the coasts of Libya. Almost 6,000 of them died in the attempt, making this route deadlier than ever. This reportage was shot on board the rescue vessel Aquarius. Operated by the NGOs SOS Méditerranée and Médicins Sans Frontières (MSF), the Aquarius conducts search and rescue operations in the Mediterranean Sea.

Lampedusa's boats graveyard, August 2016.

Lampedusa (2016)

On this strategically placed, highly militarized island, the 6,000 inhabitants coexisted in recent years with several immigration waves from North Africa, and with more than 100,000 tourists per season. And if the fishermen have become hoteliers and the island has become for many a sought-after resort, for many others it remains a lifeboat at sea, a fortress, a mirage of Europe.

 

We are not going back (2015)

At the Italian-French border of Ventimiglia, a group of migrants blocked by the French police in Italian territory built, together with French and Italian activists, a self-managed community that soon became a solidary alternative to the typical refugee camps managed by state or para-state organizations.

 

Chaos on the Balkan Route (2015)

A few days after the construction of a fence between Hungary and Serbia by the Hungarian government of Viktor Orbán, the flow of migrants on the Balkan Route is forced to divert its course. This series witnesses the the frantic weeks following.

 

 

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