Marcelo Cake-Baly is the lead actor in the Hungarian film The Citizen, released in January 2017. A child soldier in Guinea, a tram driver in Hungary, he narrates his struggle to become Hungarian and find his place between two cultures.
Wendy was born in the wrong body. Since her childhood in Ecuador in the 1980s, she has been struggling for her female identity to be recognised by her relatives. Fleeing a country where homosexuality was illegal until 1997, Wendy decided to rebuild her life in Europe. After 25 years as a sex worker, she is finally proud of the woman she has become.
It seems that discrimination against the Roma community in Germany is still on the rise. They are calling for a 'right for all to stay' as the authorities send them back to their homelands. One of the aims of the first World Romani Congresses was to create a more integrated society. But has this been successful?
The weather is ideal, of course. And there's the sea, obviously. And food, for sure. But is there something else, apart from family and friends, that ties young Sicilians to their homeland? Four of them tell us about their own experience, from Palermo to Catania.
Since 2015 the French/German/Italian humanitarian organisation SOS Mediterranée, which exists only thanks to the participation of vounteers and doctors from Médicins Sans Frontiers, has been saving lives in the Mediterranean. We were aboard their flagship, the Aquarius, to celebrate its first year at sea.
"How it is possible to feel comfortable in a new home if you don't feel comfortable in your own body?" asks Bettina Schuler. Through the practice of yoga, the young Berlin resident wants to connect people who were forced to leave their homes with those who are only too happy to welcome them to theirs.
In spite of a twelve-hour meeting between heads of state, little progress has been made on the reform of EU migration policy. However, major European representatives seemed to be mildly pleased following talks.
The 4 million EU citizens living in the UK and the 1 million Britons living in Europe are headed for an uncertain future. Even months after the referendum, they still don’t know what will happen. Given the most recent developments, the referendum may not even pass as legally binding which only adds more question marks to the whole development.
Over the last few weeks, the demolition of the Calais Jungle has been extensively covered by media outlets. What is seldom mentioned is that Europe will be confronted with the headstones of those who died in a strange land for years to come. We met Brahim Fares, the funeral director of Bab El Jenna; the only Muslim funeral parlour in close proximity to the Calais Jungle.