What does it take to integrate into a culture you did not grow up in? To assimilate ways of life, attitudes, or beliefs so different from yours? And what does it take to be on the receiving end, having to share the piece of land you did not choose? To see and meet people with entirely different backgrounds making the only home you’ve ever known theirs, too?
In Vis-à-vis, we aim to explore the two sides of migration – the immigrant and the host – and bring them together in a virtual landscape. It is an attempt to bridge the gap between misconceptions of another and really seeing them, and between two points of view that may be on completely opposite ends… or much closer than we think.
We start off this series with MORROCO – the “Land of God” according to its presumed Berber origins. It is a country well-loved by travelers from all over. Being one of the few countries Filipinos do not need a Visa for, Morocco has become a chosen destination by some illegal recruiters in the Philippines. These recruiters, only interested in profiting from the lives they trade, usually promise aspiring overseas workers further movement to the European continent. <MORE>