In an interview with 60 Minutes’ presenter Anderson Cooper, Alixandra Fazzina talks about her project “Flowers of Afghanistan” and how she documented the individual stories of Afghan children fleeing their country towards Europe.
“All along the route, the boys are very, very vulnerable, they are robbed. They are kidnapped,” she tells Cooper. “They will become the victims of their smugglers and their middle men”. “They could be trafficked as sex workers, maybe they simply disappear. Nobody’s very sure,” says Alixandra.
Alixandra spent five years chronicling the travails of these refugees, who disappear frequently and often anonymously. She follows the children as they flee Afghanistan on their clandestine routes from Asia to Europe. Meanwhile her work intimately explores the motives, paths and consequences of this new exodus.
For more information please visit the project Flowers of Afghanistan.