People we met on Lampedusa

VICE News travels to Lampedusa a year after the boat capsizing disaster that killed 360 migrants and brought the refugee crisis to the forefront of the European immigration discussion. 

"To whom it may concern", a film by Zakaria Mohamed Ali
Zakaria, a young Somali journalist, landed in Lampedusa as an asylum seeker in 2008. He remembers the island as a place of exclusion rather than arrival. Four years later he returns to Lampedusa as a free man, recalling his stay in the CIE and searching for lost memories.

Haunted by a Sinking Ship

The two brothers escaped a war in Syria and unrest in Libya. They survived the shipwreck at Lampedusa on October3rd, 2013

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