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Pulitzer Center Update April 1, 2021

Favoured: Highlighting the Resilience of Refugee Girls in the Shadows of Europe


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Favour, a 16-year-old refugee, poses for a portrait at the Amalienburg Castle in Bavaria. Image by Angelica Ekeke. Germany, 2019.

“The Forgotten OneƵ” explores the idea of fantasy versus reality, revealing one of Germany's darkest...

Known for her fusion of journalism and art, immersive visual journalist and composer Angèlica Ekeke tells the stories of refugee girls in the middle of the international refugee crisis as part of her Pulitzer Center-funded reporting project, The Forgotten OneƵ.

In this presentation, she follows the story of a 16-year-old Nigerian refugee, Favour, exploring her fairy tale and reality. Ekeke compares Favour’s childhood fantasies of escaping to Europe with her harsh reality of finding her way to freedom alone. Through photography, film, and music, the project highlights the topics of race, trauma, refugee politics, and barriers to education. Libby Moeller, the Pulitzer Center's reporting fellow editorial coordinator, moderated this event.


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