Translate page with Google

Event

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

Event Date:

March 31, 2021 | 5:00 PM EDT TO 6:00 PM EDT
Participants:
Favour, a 16-year-old refugee, poses for a portrait at the Amalienburg Castle in Bavaria. Image by Angelica Ekeke. Germany, 2019.
English

"The Forgotten OneƵ" reveals one of Germany's darkest secrets: the current state of refugees in the...

As Women's History Month comes to an end, the Pulitzer Center invites you to a webinar with immersive visual journalist and composer Angèlica Ekeke on Wednesday, March 31, at 5pm EDT. Known for her fusion of journalism and art, 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. Reporting Fellow Editorial Coordinator Libby Moeller will moderate this event.

The Forgotten OneƵ explores the idea of fantasy versus reality, and takes viewers on an intimate journey into the lives of one of Germany's rising populations: Nigerian refugees. The project highlights the growing movement among refugees eager for liberation—those who overcome isolation, suicide, and governmental constraints.

See some of Ekeke's most recent work at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival

To register for the event, click here.

 

RELATED ISSUES

Migration and Refugees

Issue

Migration and Refugees

Migration and Refugees