Scene from the film Evaporating Borders
Scene from the film Evaporating Borders
Scene from the film Evaporating Borders
Scene from the film Evaporating Borders
Scene from the film Evaporating Borders

Evaporating Borders

  • United States
  • Cyprus

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.


  • Original Title
    Evaporating Borders
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Iva Radivojevic
  • Cinematography
    Iva Radivojevic
  • Runtime
    73 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • 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
  • 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 is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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