Amran’s never ending story

 By Marco Alfieri

The whole trip lasted over seven months, from Bangladesh to Pakistan, from there to Iran. After three months and half in Turkey and several failed attemps, Amran managed to enter in Greece and then last step to Falconara, Italy. “My worst memories? The prison in Greece. I spent there 92 days, I was fifteen. I’ll never forget it.” After Amran arrived in Italy he stayed with an acquaintance of his father for a couple of months. Then he was placed in a community in Segrate (Milan). Step by step he found a work in a Cafè, started attending a night school and he had the opportunity of winning a scholarship offered by Eni.

Today Amran is 25 years old, works in Congo for Eni and says: “I’m like the person I dreamt I would be when I was young, not what I wanted to be, because dreams and reality are very different things…”. Look at his story in this intense video reportage…

From Bangladesh to Italy. The power of dream
about the author
Marco Alfieri
Dad, husband, journalist. Content Strategy & Newsroom manager at Eni, Daily newsletter at Il Foglio. Former Editor in chief at Previously I have worked at Il Sole 24 Ore and La Stampa.