A powerful testament to the migrant’s experience in the 21st century, this extraordinary documentary steps inside Istanbul’s many callshops, revealing a vital link to loved ones back home.
Istanbul, a metropolis at the crossroads of Europe and Asia, has always been a way station for the merchants and travellers of the world. Today, for migrants from Africa and the Middle East, it is a gateway to the promised land of Europe.
Syrian and Iraqi refugees, cosmopolitan youth seeking a better future, disillusioned Arab Spring supporters and undocumented migrants from Africa all congregate in cramped hives of activity: the city’s callshops. Found on every street corner, these businesses provide a vital link to home countries.