Faced with the humanitarian refugee crisis unfolding across Europe, the Museu Marítim has organised a range of exhibitions, projections and activities, under the title Mar, Mort, Mans (Sea, Death, Hands), aimed both at criticising the way in which governments are handling the crisis, but also to show gratitude to those who have pledged their time to help alleviate suffering. Mar, Mort, Mans includes the following elements:
Personas que salvan a personas. An installation which reflects on the work of those who save people from drowning on their way to Europe by sea.
Barcos de olas, de sal y de sol. An exhibition exploring the stories told by objects deposited by the sea in Cap de Creus in Catalunya.
Refugiados, la odisea hacia Europa. A photograph exhibition showing the routes migrants take on their journey to Europe and the hardships and desperation they experience along the way.
Consecuencias del Levante. An exhibition that uses the waste that is ‘vomited’ by the sea onto the shoreline to warn against pollution.
Lesbos. Also part of the DocField16 photography festival, this photographic exhibition aims to combat the dehumanisation and stereotyping of refugees arriving on the Greek island of Lesbos.
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