The cemetery of strangers
My project is a short documentary on the story of a fisherman from my town. I have followed him for 3 years to film the work he does, to buried with dignity the bodies of dead migrants he finds on the beaches of the city.
Chamseddine Marzoug, a Tunisian fisherman from Zarzis, a town on the border of Libya, fights every day to ensure that the remains of migrants who died at sea are buried with dignity. This fisherman has turned his town's old landfill into a "cemetery of Strangers."
Funded by Awesome Without Borders (June 2021)