Miko REVEREZA Philippines, Mexico 2023 96 min NC16 (Some Drug Use)
A profound rumination on the burden of history and the need for roots.
Miko Revereza superimposes collaged filmic fragments with frank conversations with his mother, revealing uncertainty over his residency status—a precarity exacerbated by post-9/11 immigration policies. Disillusioned by the ‘American Dream’, Revereza sets forth on a psychogeographical journey that begins with his departure from the United States to his ancestral home of Pangasinan in the Philippines and eventually to Oaxaca in Mexico.
Threading together geopolitical legacies of war, colonialism and migration, personal histories come to the fore as stories of displacement repeat themselves across generations. With refreshing honesty, Revereza pens a diaristic elegy to belonging and home.
3 Dec, Sun 6:30PM / 96 min
Filmgarde Kallang, Hall 2
AT THE FEST!
Screening are free seating & first-come, first-serve basis.
All ticket purchasers are kindly asked to be on time and note the 10-min grace period.
Plus, a new Rush Queue for last-min folks!
NC16 (Some Drug Use)
Born in the Philippines and raised in the United States, Miko REVEREZA’s films reflect his personal experiences living as an undocumented immigrant. He has made the feature documentaries No Data Plan (2019), which won the Art Doc Award at Sheffield, and The Still Side (2021), which premiered at Yamagata. Nowhere Near is his third feature.
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