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Evaporating Borders

Direction
Year
2014
Country
  • United States
  • Cyprus
Runtime
73min
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A visual essay in five parts, Evaporating Borders is told through a series of vignettes that explore the lives of asylum seekers and political refugees on the island of Cyprus. Cyprus is one of the easiest points of entry into Europe. Through the microcosm of the current situation in Cyprus, the film explores tolerance and immigration practices throughout Europe and the Western world—where migrating populations have become subject to a variety of human rights abuses. The film looks at what it means to be displaced and examines the idea of belonging and notions of diaspora, exile, and migration.

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  • Original Title
    Evaporating Borders
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Iva Radivojevic
  • Cinematography
    Iva Radivojevic
  • Runtime
    73 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
    2014
  • Country
    • United States
    • Cyprus
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Distribution
  • Festivals
    • IFF Rotterdam
    • SXSW Film Festival
    • HotDocs Film Festival
    • Museum of Modern Art (MOMA NYC)
    • Sarajevo Film Festival
    • DocLisboa
    • DokuFest
    • JI.HLAVA IDFF
  • Awards
    • One World Media, Refugee Reporting Award , 2015
    • Chicago Underground FF, Best Feature Award 2014
    • DocLisboa: RTP Award Best Investigation Film, 2014
    • DokuFest Best Balkan Documentary Award, 2014
    • Festival International Du Film Insulaire, Coup de Coeur Award 2014

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