Sitara Thalia Ambrosio is a german Photojournalist and Visual Storyteller. Ambrosio works internationally focusing on gender issues, migration, human rights violations, EU borders and conflicts. She aims to create thought-provoking visuals,...
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"They describe the hardships in Kandvala, but also the cruelty of Croatian border guards who beat and torture those fleeing. Like hardly any other contribution, "Kandvala" provides an unfiltered and unsparing access to the people affected by Europe's migration policy." - according to the jury of the GOA22.
Wow...Ivan Furlan Cano and me are still very happy about this award for our project „Kandvala“ at the GOA22 of the Grimme Institut 🙏
The biggest thanks to the great team that made the project possible in the end. Thank you Micheal Trammer, Jannis Grosse, Josephine Hochbruck and especially all the people who shared their personal stories with us.
Winner of the Grimme Online Award for the Multimedia »Kandvala«
sitara thalia ambrosio
Jun 25, 2022
For years, Bihać in northwestern Bosnia has been the final stop for thousands of refugees. Here is one end of the so-called Balkan route and therefore a strictly guarded gateway to the European Union. Many refugees are stuck here indefinitely. Again and again, they take on what they call "The Game." In small groups, they try to cross the border. A dangerous "game." Many of those affected report that anyone who encounters Croatian border officials often is beaten, robbed and sent back. Everything starts all over again.
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