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Iva Radivojevic, USA, Cyprus 2014, 73 Min., OV with English subs
Followed by a talk with Iva Radivojevic

Iva Radivojević’s feature documentary debut Evaporating Borders investigates the effects of immigration on the sense of national identity in Cyprus, one of the most important ports of entry into “Fortress Europe”.

Evaporating Borders offers a series of vignettes, poetically guided by the filmmaker’s curious eye and personal reflections. Through the people she encounters along the way, the film 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 to attack Muslim migrants; activists and academics organize an antifascist rally and clash with the neo-Nazis; 195 migrants drowning in the Mediterranean. Poetically visualized, the film passionately weaves together the themes of migration, tolerance, identity and belonging.

Iva Radivojevic was born in 1980 in Yugoslavia and migrated in her early years to Cyprus before settling in New York. Her debut feature length documentary Evaporating Borders has received numerous awards worldwide, including One World Media Award for Refugee Reporting.