Graduation films 2022



2022 - 30' – Spanish, Arabic (Available subtitles: German, English, Italian)

Still a child, Moha embarks on his journey to Europe. Eight years after his arrival, he is confronted with a reality that is still far from his dreams.

  • Otto Lazić-Reuschel
    • Director

    Otto Lazić-Reuschel

    Otto Lazić-Reuschel was born in Trieste, where he grew up. After spending a year in Chiapas, Mexico, where he shot his first documentary „Que Pasa?“, in 2011, he moved to Berlin where he is currently living. At present, he is working on a creative documentary, „Drajcici. A Village at the Edge of Europe.“ The documentary is in development but already got selected at various international development workshops. His latest short film „When I dance, the Earth trembles“, a one take film set in Berlin was presented at the 24th Black Night Film Festival (PÖFF Shorts). In 2022, he graduated in the directing class at the ZELIG – School for Documentary, Television and New Media in Bolzano, Italy.

  • Angela Disanto
    • Editor

    Angela Disanto

    Angela Disanto was born in Apulia in 1995. She graduated in Multimedia Arts at the IUAV University of Venice with a degree thesis in which she investigates how the cinema can achieve Artaud's theory about the Spectacle of Cruelty when exposed in an art gallery. Simultaneously, she developed an interest in documentary cinema, which led her to study at ZeLIG School for Documentary film. In 2022, she graduated in editing class with the documentary film “¿Me Entiendes?". She currently lives in Bolzano and works on the editing of the documentary “Undine*" directed by Felix Rier.
  • Julia Inderst
    • Cinematographer

    Julia Inderst

    Julia Inderst (1999, Merano) developed an increasing interest in the observation of her own environment through photography. The training in the field of “Photography” at the ZeLIG – School for Documentary allowed these perceptions to be deepened and further developed. In the previous years, she has worked and participated in various projects and built up her knowledge through internships, workshops and her studies in the field of visual arts.


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Visions du Réel - Opening Scenes
DocuMed - Mediterraney Documentary Cinema Festival - Tunisia
Sole Luna Doc Festival - Short Doc Competition
Beyond Borders - International Documentary Festival - Competition Short Films
FrontDoc - International Documentary Festival - Official Selection
Global Cinema Film Festival of Boston - Documentary Short Film
achtung Berlin Film Festival - Official Medium Length Competition
dokumentART - European Competition
Millenium Docs against Gravity - Short Films Online - Warsaw Documentary Award Competition


The story of this film begins with Moha's journey eight years ago to Melilla. When I arrived in Melilla to make my first documentary, Moha was 12 years old and was one of the many boys who every night, for months, tried to sneak aboard and reach the Spanish coast in a few hours. By diving into this reality, I got to see the true face of the inhuman European migration policy. This experience deeply marked me and gave birth to two documentaries: 'Mañana, Inshallah' and 'Riski'. The latter focuses on little Mohamed and his life among the rocks in the port of Melilla. Shortly afterwards, we would both leave: me to finish my film and Moha to reach Europe. Once the editing of 'Riski' was finished, I managed to track him down, he was in Spain, to show him the short film. Over the years we kept in touch and in 2019 I decided to visit him at the centre where he was staying, in Sabadell. Meeting him after so many years was very emotional. Somehow the time spent in Melilla had marked us both, had bonded us by creating great mutual esteem and trust. Seeing each other again and developing our friendship outside of this city was a cathartic experience. I have great respect for him and feel very fortunate to be able to tell this story, aware also of the ethical and moral problems that this may entail. Being able to define my roles as director and friend in a subtle and honest way is a major challenge and responsibility.


Country of production: Italy
Shooting Format(s): HD 1080@25p
Original Master Format: HD 1080@25p
Aspect ratio: 2:1
Screening Format: DCP, Apple ProRes or any on request
Audio Format: Stereo (2.0)
Running time: 30’
Subtitles available: English / Italian / German


Director: Otto Lazić-Reuschel
Cinematographer: Julia Inderst
Editor: Angela Disanto
Soundrecordist: Alessandra Bassi, Ramiro Torres Lacroze


ZeLIG is located in Bolzano, Italy, a multilingual city where different cultures live together. The school is a place of exchange for students, teachers and film professionals from all over the world.
At ZeLIG the spoken languages are German, Italian and English. This creative approach to linguistic variety opens the gates to the international markets and to future opportunities.