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14 kilometers


"14 Kilometers": 14 kilometres is the distance that separates Africa from Europe. It is also, however, the height of an insurmountable barrier preventing millions of Africans from fulfilling their dreams, entering the paradise of the old continent and escaping hunger and deprivation... In 2003 the director went to Nigeria to make a documentary about the caravans that transport salt across the Tenere Desert. He found himself on an important immigration route streaming with cargo lorries overloaded with immigrants, their cargo twice as large as the vehicles themselves. He met hundreds of people travelling in this way from Sub-Saharan Africa to Libya, Algiers and Morocco, from where they attempt to get to Europe. Many of these lorries disappear into the desert forever, lost without a trace. Olivares heard unbelievable tales of the fates of these passengers that seemed as if they did not even belong to this world... This story of three young Nigerians, Violeta, Buba and Mukela, pays homage to those who reached their destination and to those who failed. It takes us through a long and perilous journey across the Sahara, where we see what the media never shows us.

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Google previewThe Encyclopedia of New York City (2010)

Second Edition by Kenneth T. Jackson, Lisa Keller, Nancy Flood

miles (14 kilometers) north of the Battery. One of its tributaries is a short commercial waterway called Newtown Creek, which forms the natural boundary between Brooklyn and Queens. Although the ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Lesotho (2003)

by Rosenberg, Weisfelder

Moshoeshoe offered a location 14 kilometers to the south ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Space and Astronomy (2009)

by Joseph A. Angelo

Uranus encountered the Uranian system at a relative velocity of more than 14 kilometers per second. What we know about Uranus today is largely the result of that spectacular encounter. Uranus has one particularly interesting ...

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We think that groups of between 30 and 40 early men would have settled in an area measuring a hundred square kilometers. (Richard Leakey)
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