Transmigrations was realized in Africa, along one of the most epical human migratory trails, that leads from the dusty roads of the Atlantic coast to the ancient town of Agadez in Niger to then cross the emptiness of the Sahara Desert to the Mediterranean shores of Libya. An exhausting journey, peppered with dangers and hitches, which can last for months, but this does not dissuade thousands of young Africans from undertaking it.
In the countries touched by this route the last few years have seen a succession of wars, armed revolts and Al Quaeda infiltrations, but this has had no effect on the number of migrants setting off each month in search of work, urged by the unique, albeit remote, hope of reaching Europe. Before the beginning of the war in 2011 there were over one million citizens of sub-Sahara Africa in Libya - a huge number, especially in comparison with the almost 70.000 migrants that landed on the Italian coast from 2008-2009, the years of the greatest influx. It is estimated that 12% of all those who set sail from the African coast die during the crossing.
Transmigrations tells the stories of these migrants and especially of the "stranded", those who, having run out of money or lost the cash they need to continue the journey, are forced to work, often in slave-like conditions, hoping that their master will soon give them enough money to set off again.