• Filippo Minelli
  • Filippo Minelli
  • Filippo Minelli
  • Filippo Minelli
  • Filippo Minelli

Nouadhibou / Mauritania, 2008.

Nouadhibou is one of the main spots for illegal immigrants leaving Africa to reach Europe by boat or by desert. It's also one of the main dumping area for western shipwrecks, thanks to the hi-level of corruption within the local authorites. Boats arrive to stay for 10 days and only disappear years later, when young boys start to work hard demolishing them illegally to make money selling the steel, paying other bribes to authorities to be allowed in the process. A week later, when those young boys started demolishing the 'Democracy' boat to sell the steel, a Coup d'état happened in the Mauritanian capital Nouakchott.

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