Niemand weet dat ik een mens ben - Nobody knows I am a human
Under age refugees and their story. 2010.
Novelist Erwin Mortier and photographer Lieve Blancquaert visited minor refugees in refugee centres. Girls and boys who have been forced out of their homeland, without family, without friends and relatives, alone in an unknown and often hostile world, which we like to call 'our' world.
Their stories, traumas, frustrations and desires are all gripping, all the more so because Erwin Mortier writes them down without comment, directly, sometimes raw and sometimes with a poetic undertone. Lieve Blancquaert took beautiful photos to accompany their stories.