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by Miko Revereza
USA · 2019 · Color · 10' · o.v. Tagalog/English
18 - 24 | 02 | 2021
Shot on 16 mm and in color, Distancing documents the logistics and poetics of Miko Revereza’s decision to leave the United States and return to the Philippines.
“Maybe most things familiar will disappear or change completely”. A poem on the melancholy felt before an imminent journey by Revereza, an undocumented Filipino migrant who has set his mind on leaving the USA, his home since childhood. A playlist of films by diasporic filmmakers, from Akerman to Mekas, can be heard in the background. Scenes in and around an airport are a pause in thought before an indelible change in the filmmaker’s life.
... the expression of a stateless notion of world cinema which has become valuable and inspiring to my formation as a filmmaker.