Spain’s profile

Taking a leap for a better life. Coming and going – and sometimes staying – to make a living, and the identities and cultures that shift as a result. On the edge of Spain we bring you stories of movement. At the northern tip of Africa, the only slice of land that touches both Europe and Africa is divided by a fortified border layers wide and metres high, where Moroccans come and go for their day job, but where the blades for the unwelcome fail to deter the Sub-Saharan desperate. In the southern region of Andalusia, the desperate arrive by boat, and there are camps that house the arrivals. In the same region, Northern Europeans settle for either business or retirement. Where does identity now come from and where does culture go in the midst of these movements?