Documentary For both people smugglers and refugees, Cyprus is a welcome loophole in Fortress Europe. Each year, thousands set out to seek their fortune on the Mediterranean island. Some make it, many die trying. The levels of migration are creating tensions among the inhabitants, some of whom try to exploit the refugees’ presence with neo-Nazis. On the other hand, human rights groups promote tolerance towards the asylum seekers. Superbly shot, the film circles the conflict about identity and humanity, accompanied by the poetic, personal reflections of the director, who herself came to Cyprus as an immigrant.
Iva Radivojevic (*1980) was born in Yugoslavia and grew up on Cyprus. She studied film in New York, where she lives and works today. Evaporating Borders is her debut full-length film and has been shown at numerous international festivals.
Arabic, English, Greek
OV with English subtitles
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