By Marina Lalovic and Fabrizo Mischianti
“Travel is very useful and it exercises the imagination. All the rest is disappointment and fatigue. Our own journey is entirely imaginary. That is its strength. It goes from life to death. People, animals, cities, things, all are imagined. It’s a novel, simply a fictitious narrative.” (Louis Ferdinand Céline – Journey to the end of the night)
“My Journey” is a reportage about two stories, two migration crisis, that flow in one place: Balkans. Ivana and Prince have one thing in common: they have been forced to leave their homes, becoming refugees.
In the ’90s, the war began in what was called back then the Socialist Federal Republic of Yougoslavia (SFRY) and it caused the worst humanitarian crisis in Europe after the Second World War with hundreds of thousands of dead and refugees.
Today, Africa is a sad scenario of endless wars, that force people to flee in search of a better life. Many of them have come to Europe to ask for asylum and start a new life, a new journey.
War has never built anything good in people. On the contrary, war destroys every good value in the society, causes migration and refugees and undermines empathy between people.
The entire reportage with Italian subtitles may be seen here.