At the northeastern corner of Greece at the crossroad between East and West, river Evros is forming an ecosystem of international importance. Is one of the biggest rivers in the Balkans with a lenght of 430-km, from which 203-km constitute the natural borderline between Greece and Turkey, Asia and Europe.
Since the decrease of migration flows through southern borders in Spain and Italy from 2008 onwards, Evros has become one of the main routes followed by those seeking protection and a dignified life in Europe. It is estimated that around 250-300 people per day have crossed through this region since 2010.
In 2012 (the European Union) Europe decided to build “walls” in order to prevent the access to its territory. Nowadays those walls are not only physical, like a wired fence, border controls and mined areas, but also invisible, constituted by the lack of protection to those in need, systematic detentions and degrading living conditions.
Crossing point is a story which follows the traces of the refugees across the river Evros. It’s a story of great hope that often ends up in limbo with no way forward and no way back, specially for those who face a tragic end.