An essay in five parts, the film offers a series of vignettes guided by the filmmaker's curious eye and personal reflections. Through the people she encounters along the way, it dissects the experience of asylum seekers in Cyprus: fundamentalists roam the streets and attack Muslim migrants; activists and academics organize an anti-fascist rally and clash with neo-Nazis; 195 migrants drown in the Mediterranean; and after waiting for several months, a Palestine Liberation Organization activist - already exiled from Iraq- is denied asylum within just 15 minutes of waiting in line. The director, originally from Yugoslavia and an immigrant to Cyprus, investigates the effects of large-scale immigration on national identity in one of the easiest ports of entry into the ‘Fortress Europe.’ Poetically photographed and rendered, the film passionately displays themes of migration, tolerance, identity and belonging.
Nov 12, 18:00
Nov 13, 16:30
Nov 15, 18:45
Landon Van Soest
Ivaasks Films New York, USA tel: + 1 917 669 7584 firstname.lastname@example.org www.evaporatingborders.com