Untold Stories: Behind the Scenes
During the last three months the team of Untold Stories bcn has worked very hard on the project.
This process taught us many valuable lessons. From the feelings of joy and connection to the moments of sadness and sorrow, it was all worth it in the end. In the following article, I will briefly go over what was our experience in collecting the untold stories of the many immigrants living in Barcelona. The first big obstacle, as agreed by most, was to ask the hard questions. It is hugely difficult to look someone in the eyes, who comes from countries in the Global South that are stricken by poverty or ravaged by war, and ask them how their childhood was. We did not want our interviewees to feel discomfortable or to have to revisit a period of agony and trauma. Yet we decided to go ahead, as both ourselves and the interviewees felt that these stories were too