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Distancing

Distancing
Director: Miko Revereza

USA, 2019, 10 min, English, Tagalog with Lithuanian subtitles, V

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.

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. – Julian Ross