Friday 18 May 2018
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
La Fabrica - S1
Mezzanine - Studio (S)
Each year, thousands of minors are trafficked within Africa: they are sold by families for ridiculous amounts and the vague promise of a supposedly better life. This results in slavery, physical and psychological abuse, endless working hours and long-time separation from their homes and families. What happens after a child has escaped slavery? How can a broken childhood be repaired? Is there an exit? Yes, there is a "back-door", successfully found, opened and crossed by some of those children in Western Africa, the area with the highest child exploitation rate in the world.
Photo-journalist Ana Palacios delves into this "back-door" in a touching book where every photograph is the story and the name of a child trying to leave exploitation behind.