Along with dozens of other young Moroccan boys between 8 and 18 years old, Mohammed lives on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea in the port of Melilla, a Spanish autonomous town on the east coast of North Africa. Mohammed lives in the hope of one day stowing away aboard a freighter headed for Europe.
OTTO REUSCHEL. I was born in Trieste the 13.12.1991. I got in touch with cinema trough the film festival I Mille Occhi. Between 2009 and 2010 I took part in different short movies produced by Anno Uno, Cinema con i giovani and Pilgrim Film. In 2011 I produced my first documentary Que Pasa? About the indigenous communities in Chiapas, Mexico. In 2012 I moved to Berlin were I continued my formation at the film school FilmArche. In 2014 I started the production of the documentary Mañana, Inshallah shooted in Melilla, about the situation at border between Morocco and Spain. At the same time I was involved in an intercultural project called Balkan Onions were I produced the documentary In between presented at DokuFest and Cottbus Film Festival. 2016 I worked on my short film RISKI under the supervision of Alberto Fasulo, presented in 2017 at the Trieste Film Festival. Beginning 2017 I worked as an assistant director and boom operator for the documentary Gli Indocili, directed by Ana Shametaj and produced by Jacopo Quadri for Ubulibri and Donatella Palermo for Stemal Entertainment. At the moment I am working on the script for my new documentary.