In the heart of Milan, between skyscrapers and apartments lives a group of exiles from Dakar.
They have settled in an abandoned greenhouse replacing the space that was occupied by plants. They live in extreme poorness, drinking the water from the sprinklers and take shelter inside the greenhouse. They live in symbiosis with the place adapting their tradition and their culture. They believe in a prophet named Cheikh Amadou Bamba (1853-1927), who is said to have founded Touba under a large tree when, in a moment of transcendence, he experienced a cosmic vision of light. In Arabic, Tùbà means "felicity" or "bliss" and evokes the sweet pleasures of eternal life in the hereafter. In Islamic tradition, Tùbà is also the name of the tree of Paradise. We have followed this group for several months, photographing them during the four seasons and shared with them every moment of the day. They are the new seeds growing in the dust.