A Film by Jo Müller
and Zoltan M. Geller


Many Dominicans of Haitian descent are facing harsh times since the conservative wing is pushing for a law which would have serious consequences for them: Denationalisation and deportation to Haiti. Julio and Alejandro are born and raised in the Dominican Republic, they speak Dominican Spanish, they love the Dominican culture, they feel like Dominicans. Yet they are in danger of being expelled to Haiti, a country they have never seen, whose language they don’t speak, whose culture they don’t know.


  • Picture of Jo Müller © Jo Müller & Zoltan M. Geller

    Jo Müller

    Jo Müller was born and raised in Essen and graduated from Gymnasium Essen-Werden in 2011. His first experiences in visual media were gathered through internships at a photography studio, later at a TV production company. In 2012 he decided to do a voluntary year of social work with GIZ, living and working in the Dominican Republic. On arrival in Germany he takes up his studies in cinematography at the ifs internationale filmschule köln. In 2016 he graduates with a Bachelor of Arts, specializing in Visual Arts. His first short films Sockenwäsche (2014, 5’) and Update Required (2016, 3’) are animation films which allow him to try out as a writer and director. The first feature length film Aislado (82’) is completed in 2016, a documentary film following 3 month of filming in the Dominican Republic. Since September 2016 he works at bildundtonfabrik (btf) in Cologne.

  • Picture of Zoltan M. Geller © Jo Müller & Zoltan M. Geller

    Zoltan M. Geller

    Zoltan M. Geller was born 1991 in Sombor (Serbia), but raised in the beautiful provinces of Southern Germany. After his high school graduation he voluntarily served civilian service for six months at a school for disabled children. After an internship as an assistant camera at a Munich based production company he commenced an internship in the editing apartment, where he discovered his dedication for film editing. In 2012 he decided to attend the study program „Editing Picture And Sound“ at ifs international filmschool cologne and graduated with a "Bachelor of Arts" degree in 2016. Since 2016 he is freelance Film Editor and Member in the German film editors association BFS.

Awards + Festivals

    2nd FRAME BY SOUND FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic)July 31, 2017
  • 35th LONG ISLAND FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, NYC, USA)August 1, 2017
  • 1st SHORT LONG WORLD FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Argentina)November 9, 2017
  • 14th VERZIO INT'L HUMAN RIGHTS DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL (ZOOM IN Student Competition, Budapest, Hungary)November 14, 2017
  • NORTH CAROLINA FILM AWARD (Competition, North Carolina, USA)November 16, 2017
  • 3th BAHIA INDEPENDENT CINEMA FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Salvador de Bahia, Brazil)December 8, 2017
  • 2nd RAPIDLION SOUTH AFRICAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Johannesburg, South Africa)March 3, 2018
  • 8th QUEENS WORLD FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Jackson Heights, NY, USA)March 15, 2018
  • 5th FESTIVAL MUNDIAL DE CINE EXTREMO - WORLD FILM FESTIVAL OF VERACRUZ (Official Selection, Veracruz, Mexico)October 8, 2018



Jo Müller
Jo Müller & Zoltan M. Geller
Jo Müller & Zoltan M. Geller
Director of Photography
Zoltan M. Geller
Zoltan M. Geller
Zoltan M. Geller
Sound Design
Zoltan M. Geller
Jo Müller


Running Time
82 mins
Shooting Format
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
Dolby SR (5.1)



aug&ohr medien
Markus Kaatsch
Riemannstraße 21
D-10961 Berlin, Germany
+49 30 61620068


ifs internationale filmschule köln
51063 Köln, Germany


Jo Müller

Zoltan M. Geller