USA/Cyprus, 2014, Colour, 73 min
An essay in five parts, Evaporating Borders is guided by the filmmaker’s curious eye and personal reflections. Through people she encounters along the way, it dissects the experience of asylum seekers in Cyprus: an exile from Iraq is denied asylum within 15 minutes; neo-nazi fundamentalists roam the streets; activists organize an antifascist rally; 195 migrants drown in the Mediterranean. Evaporating Borders investigates the effects of large-scale immigration on the sense of national identity in one of the easiest ports of entry into Fortress Europe. Poetically photographed and rendered, the film passionately weaves themes of tolerance, identity and belonging.
- Directors Bio
- Festival and Awards
Iva’s films explore themes of identity and migration and have screened at festivals such as SXSW, Rotterdam IFF, HotDocs, PBS and were published in the New York Times Op-Docs. Her collaborative film Matthew 24:14 won the International Documentary Challenge competition for Best Director and Best Film. She’s the recipient of Princess Grace Film Fellowship and Special Project Award and an alumni of the Berlinale Talent Campus. Iva was named one of Filmmaker Magazine‘s 25 New Faces of Independent Film of 2013.
SXSW 2014. Rotterdam IFF 2014.
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