24th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
The personal insecurities and pent-up emotions of a Filipino immigrant to the USA give way to political ruminations and critical commentaries on the colonization of the mind by the American Dream. A montage of family movies from the title’s years presents an anatomy of family ties and a reliving of one’s own identity.
“With every project I think I learn filmmaking from scratch, all over again in a new way, and I say ‘fuck that’ to whatever process I did before.” M. Reverza
Director Miko Revereza (1988) was born in the Philippine capital Manila, but as lived and worked illegally in the USA since childhood. His almost lifelong difficulties and isolation resulting from his lack of documents find expression in his film work. Besides creating music videos and live video installations, he has also shot dozens of short films addressing the Americanization of Filipino immigrants. In 2014, the Ji.hlava IDFF showed his film Drug! (2013).
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