Barrio Chino Map

Barrio Chino in Melilla

Barrio Chino is the Eastern border pass to Melilla, this is the place where exists a particular business called “atypical trade” but in reality it is just smuggling: a lot of trucks arrive in the early morning near the border of Barrio chino, both in the Spanish and in the Moroccan sides.
Moroccan people, men, women and children, take on their shoulders big bags that weight 30 or even 40 kilos and carry them to the Moroccan side for 5 or 10 Euros each one.

Barrio Chino Map

Across the sea it aimed at documenting migrations journeys along main routes of the Mediterranean Sea. Grounding on the previous Through Desert and Sea, the project wants to outline the comprehensive dimension of migration from Southern to Northern shores with the long term goal of enhancing intercultural dialogue, empowering migrants and fostering alternative narratives and perceptions about migration in the Mediterranean countries.

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