In 2019, the Danish government announced that Damascus was now considered safe enough for asylum-seekers to return to, stripping hundreds of Syrians of their right to live and work in Denmark. Experts say this policy is disproportionately punitive toward women, who face gendered risks both at home and in Denmark.
Anas’ death was a manifestation of the anxiety and terror that have plagued Syrian refugees living in Lebanon in recent weeks, amid an ongoing campaign of arrests and deportations that has prompted many Syrians in the country to change their place of residence to protect themselves and their loved ones.
An Algerian woman had first traveled to Turkey, walked across Bulgaria and finally reached Serbia. She hoped to reach France but, along the way, Bulgarian police struck her with batons while they briefly detained her. “If I ever make it to France, I’ll need psychological treatment,” she said.
An encounter with a young survivor after a harrowing tragedy in the Mediterranean prompts a first responder to reflect on the unequal humanization of displaced people.
In the same way the film draws attention to the journey more than 1 million people have taken to seek refuge in Europe, a series that dug further into the contrast between the two swimmers could have shone light on the way humanitarian workers are criminalized and mobilized global solidarity to drop the charges against Sara Mardini.
The puppet wears a brightly colored skirt but no blouse, revealing the puppeteer inside who stands on stilts while strapped into the wicker frame. This fits into Handspring’s ethos of revealing the manipulator, because if the puppet is being handled well, they say, its manipulators disappear.