When Joseph left his native Liberia, via the Sahara desert, he headed north towards Europe - crossing borders illegally in the back of a pick-up truck with 20 other young migrants.
But his illegal journey came to an abrupt end when he was randomly selected in the US green card lottery.
After much celebration and high hopes for the future, Joseph left for New York. But alone and unemployed in a huge metropolis, he feels the pressure of his family's poverty back home in Liberia and is burdened by the expectation of success.
Joseph's Journey can be seen from Monday, January 3, at the following times GMT: Monday: 0130, 1230; Tuesday: 0630; Wednesday: 0830; Thursday: 0330; Friday: 0730; Sunday: 0030, 2230.
Source: Al Jazeera