Moughtareb :: multimedia story & photos
a collaboration with Lucile Gruntz (Anthropologist)
Moughtareb tells the story of three young Egyptians living in a suburb of Athens, torn between home sickness, xenophobia and the hope of a better future. It's an intimate encounter with their daily life, one year after a violent attack against the first Egyptian fish monger of the neighborhood and father of one of the protagonists.
We stayed a month with Ibrahim, Mohammed, Munir and their flatmates who live all together in a old 'refugee' style house in the neighbourhood. Most Egyptians here work with fish. They get up at dawn to buy fish at the wholesale market and then sell it from door to door and at the local markets. With no license, there is the constant fear of getting caught or being attacked by fascists.