Patra is about refugees. We need to go to Patra to enter Italy. For us Patra is very difficult and very dangerous because there is a lot police. The police is a big problem. We try to hide inside the trucks to get inside the ferry to Italy. If the police find us they will beat us , also the drivers. They will ask about our papers. If you don t have they take you to prison, sometimes for more than 3 month. They don t care if we are under-age.
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  • Every day and every night we try to enter one of the lorries to go to Italy. the people here complain about us. They say that we are dirty and they hold their noses when they pass by one of us on the street. But we cannot cross the border with a suit and a tie.

    Step by step our problems rose and grew to become a huge wall seperating us from you

    The body is running ahead but the impatient heart remains behind, blowing in the wind like a cloth made of silk.


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...The Schengen Treaty gives some people the possibility of free movement in Europe but for others it makes it more difficult if not impossible to travel... Dangle we call it when we hide underneath a lorry, between the tires – we the unseen of Europe...
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