Online Screening | Wednesday, March 25, 7 pm
Live Q&A at 8:30 pm.
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Miko Revereza’s acclaimed feature documentary No Data Plan features a narrator rehashing details about his mother’s affair as he crosses America by train. “Mama has two phone numbers. We do not talk about immigration on her Obama phone. For that we use the other number with no data plan.” Taking place entirely within a three day trip upon a train—including a tense stop near Buffalo—Revereza’s film evokes images and thoughts from far away, illustrating an undocumented subjectivity, a site of precarious movement, migration, and fugitivism in the United States.
This screening is co-presented with Justice for Migrant Families. JFMF is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency that promotes justice for migrant families by providing support to individuals in the federal detention facility in Batavia, information and resources to families in the community, and advocacy both within and beyond the local community.
JFMF is currently seeking donations to allow detainees in the Batavia Detention Center to make phone calls to their loved ones as all visitations have been cancelled due to COVID-19. Find out about JFMF current activities on their Facebook page and donate to them here.
Biography of the filmmaker
Miko Revereza (b.1988 Manila, Philippines) is an experimental filmmaker and undocumented immigrant. Since relocating from Manila as a child, he has lived illegally in the United States for over 25 years. This life long struggle with documentation, assimilation and statelessness informs his films, DROGA! (2014), DISINTEGRATION 93-96 (2017) and his debut feature, No data plan (2018). Miko’s films have been widely screened and exhibited internationally at festivals such as, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival, International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, True/False Film Festival, Images Festival, and Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival. DISINTEGRATION 93-96 was featured and streamed on MUBI.com. He is listed as Filmmaker Magazine’s 2018 25 New Faces of Independent Cinema.
Image: Miko Revereza, No Data Plan, 70 minutes, digital video, 2019. Courtesy of Sentient Art Film.