Hundreds of thousands of people are fleeing to Germany in the hope of starting a new life in safety. #MyEscape shares their dramatic personal stories of escape using photos and videos captured by the refugees themselves.
For most refugees, a mobile phone is an essential tool for organizing a way out. But it’s also a way of carrying memories of those left behind and recording the stages of their escape. Countless videos are circulating on social media which document the refugees’ journey to Germany. The clips tell of the refugees’ homes, their departure, the different legs of their journey, their arrival in Germany and, finally, their first impressions in the new country. The refugees narrate their footage with detailed interviews, giving a moving and close-up impression of the people, the homes they had to leave and the journey they still face in their search for security.