Coexisting very close to Barcelona´s fashionable design and innovation district is a reality that is far from the image of a showcase city that the local authorities seek to promote. A reality in which you come across hundreds of illegal immigrants that wake up each morning from the European dream that drove them to leave their homes in Sub-Saharan Africa.

With no chance of legalising their situation or even of finding a job, for many of them collecting scrap is their only means of subsistence.

Once here, and in spite of the appalling living conditions they have to face, most maintain their trust in a better future in Europe, loathe to accept the failure that would mean returning home without achieving their European dream.