EL PRINCIPE

In the south of the Spanish exclave city of Ceuta in northwest Africa locates a 12,000 residents' neighborhood of El Principe. The neighborhood is sometimes called as ”the most dangerous neighborhood in Europe”, and though illegal drug trade is not so common as back in the days, gangs are still fully controlling the area with their guns and visitors are not welcome. The unemployment rate in the neighborhood is around 80% which has made it a fruitful soil for ISIS recruiters. During the past few years many young people, men and women, have travelled to the conflict zones in Middle East to become fighters of the terrorism organization. Residents of the neighborhood feel frustrated because they are often stigmatized by local people as well as by media, and Ceuta's politicians are not doing enough to help and support the neighborhood to change to better.

(Spain/Morocco, 2016 || for Lännen Media)