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.
Iva Radivojevic spent her early years in Yugoslavia and Cyprus before settling in NYC to pursue her artistic goals over a decade ago. Her work explores the theme of identity, migration and immigrants. Iva’s films have screened at various film festivals including SXSW, Rotterdam IFF, HotDocs, PBS, The Documentary Channel as well as the New York Times Op-Docs. She is happiest when editing and hiding behind the camera lens where she’s transported into another world. Iva's first feature length documentary “Evaporating Borders," a selected project at IFP Film Week, and is currently touring the world. Follow what she’s up to at www.ivaasks.com.