Dagmawi Yimer (Dag) was studying law in Addis-Ababa, Ethiopia, but because of the strong political repression in his country he decided to emigrate. In 2005 he crossed the desert between Sudan and Libya. Once in Libya, he not only came up against the violence of the racketeers who control the Mediterranean leg of the journey, but even more the brutality of the Libyan police, who arrest people without charge and then expel them from the country in inhuman conditions. Surviving a Libyan trap, Dag managed to reach Italy by sea, ending up in Rome, where he went to the Asinitas Onlus school, a meeting place for many African immigrants. There he was taught Italian and basic film-making techniques. In an attempt to break the wall of silence which hangs over what’s going on in Al-Gaddafi’s country, he decided to record first-hand testimonies of the terrible journeys across Libya through the documentary film Like a Man on Earth made with Andrea Segre. He also directed the short films Lo scarabocchio, Le sagome, Caravan and with Marco Carsetti Benvenuto a casa tua.