SynopsisMelilla is a small spanish exclave on the North-African coast. A piece of Europe in Africa, a remnant of colonialism. A huge 12 km long fence here seperates rich Europe from the global South in order to keep away migrants seeking their fortune in Europe.
Our films tells the story of three migrants who have made it across the fence. One foot on European soil, they wait for their papers or their final deportation.
Opara is from Nigeria. For two years, he lives in the CETI detention camp at the outskirts of the city. He doesn´t want to indemnify with his situation and fights for the respect of the spanish population.
Shahbaz from Pakistan lives in the camp for three years. Through his mobile phone, he organises a complex network of relationships to his family at home and to friends who already have reached Europe.
Ilham is from Morocco. Like many other Moroccans, she lives illegally in the city. For years, she fights for a legal status, lives on the street or stays occasionally with friends and does small jobs to survive.