Tag Archives: Lampedusa

Journeying into the Hidden World of Migrants with Filmmaker Dagmawi Yimer

I didn’t want to make a scoop; I wanted to show the emotions, the fears, the attempts at getting free from the past of those who, from one day to the next, find themselves victims only because of the colour of their skin. The film allows the migrant to shed his anonymity and the public […]

“Because migrating is a necessity”: Refugee protest in Germany

Oranienplatz in Kreuzberg district, Berlin, is a wide square surrounded by residential buildings and crossed by two lanes of car traffic. On its edges, trees are losing their last leaves and small shops shine their lights into the grey afternoon. The centre of the open space is occupied by a number of long tents that […]

Reaching Terraferma: Boat Migration to Southern Italy

Terraferma literally means “firm ground” and can be used to mean “dry land” or “mainland” in Italian.  Last week more than 230 migrants from Eritrea and Somalia died when their boat sank off the coast of the Italian island of Lampedusa. The tragic incident provoked an out-pouring of blogs, articles and tweets across the world […]