Evaporating Borders

  • 73'
  • USA
  • 2014
The Mediterranean island Cyprus, that forms an easy access to Europe, is a favourite destination for people smugglers. The tensions caused by a massive flood of immigrants can be felt strongly here.
Iva Radivojevic tries to fathom the loss of identity, the memories and collective history linked to large-scale immigration and which often form the breeding ground for discrimination and xenophobia.
This essay in five parts dissects the experience of asylum seekers in Cyprus: A PLO activist and exile from Iraq is denied asylum within 15 minutes; neo-nazi fundamentalists roam the streets in an attack on Muslim migrants; activists and academics organise an antifascist rally and clash with the neo-nazis; 195 migrants drown in the Mediterranean.




Director
Iva Radivojevic
Premiere
World premiere
Countries of production
USA, Cyprus
Production Year
2014
Festival Edition
IFFR 2014
Length
73'
Medium
DCP
Languages
Greek, Arabic, English
Producers
Landon Van Soest, Leandros Savvides
Production Companies
Transient Pictures, Lea Est Mundi
Sales
Ivaasks
Cinematography
Iva Radivojevic, Giorgos Ioannou
Editor
Iva Radivojevic
Music
Alexander Berne, Stian Westerhus, Sandy Bour, Monsieur Doumani
Website
http://evaporatingborders.com