European legislation forces refugees who set foot on EU soil to stay in the country in which they arrive. As a consequence, there are thousands who currently find themselves trapped in Greece, faced with the immense difficulties of obtaining a precious “pink card” that can justify their refugee status, allowing them to work legally. Such things don’t come easily, and while waiting their turn, refugees live in deplorable conditions.
Out partners at 99.media followed three young migrants from the Ivory Coast over the course of a year. The documentary, titled The Adventure, tells the story of their journey towards Western Europe, where each attempt at a border crossing becomes a question of survival. Abused and deceived, their trek is a constant battle; luck and obsession are their only weapons.