Thousands of Haitians fled to Brazil after the earthquake that struck the country in 2010. Many were denied entrance and were detained at the border in Peru for months.
The aim of the project was to explore the conditions of Haitians immigrants who were stranded for four months on the Peruvian border with Brazil while in search of their Brazilian dream. They set out on a long and expensive journey to Brazil, which had drawn some 4.500 Haitians until that time.
The project began in Iñapari, a remote town located in the Peruvian part of the Amazon rainforest bordering on the Brazilian municipality of Assis, where more than 250 Haitians were stranded after the Brazilian Government restricted the entry of immigrants into the country.