Spain has experienced all the contradictions of its thousand-year history in the past few years. The south-western door to Europe has found itself to be fragile and divided at its heart. It is often unable to give definitive answers to long-standing issues that they seem unable to find a solution for.
In 2017, a referendum proclaimed by the Catalan separatists, which demonstrated to the world that the ghosts of the past were ready to re-emerge at any moment. We were there reporting on the views of the Catalan citizens, from those who support the referendum to those who oppose it. We have on the movements within the government and the violence between protesters and the police force. Still today, with public order having been restored, the future of Catalonia is uncertain. While in Spain, nationalism continues to grow.
Spain is also one of the main routes for the influx of migrants from Africa. Ceuta and Melilla, Spanish enclaves along Moroccan territory, have become symbols of “European strongholds” against the arrival of migrants. These two cities seem suspended in time: and nothing is as it seems. From the spiked fences and police, migrants attack the fortress in hope of reaching Spain, and from there, Europe.