Join us for a Q&A with artist filmmakers Miko Revereza and Carolina Fusilier to discuss No Data Plan (directed by Revereza) and El Lado Quieto (directed by Fusilier/Revereza). Register to receive the meeting invite link and access to films one week prior to the event.
No Data Plan
A voiceless narrator rehashes 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.” The precarious movement from Los Angeles to New York illustrates the migration and fugitivism of an undocumented subjectivity.
El Lado Quieto
El Lado Quieto is a sensorial journey through colliding mythologies, surveying the afterlife of a long-abandoned holiday resort off the Pacific coast of Mexico. This study of life and decay unfolds through the fable of the Siyokoy sea creature, who, carried by strong currents from the Philippines, comes to navigate the spectral remnants of this post-human landscape.
Moderated by Lana Lin, Director of the Graduate Certificate in Documentary Media Studies. Co-produced with Documentary Program Associates: Cacau Araujo (Doc Studies ’22 & Media Studies ’23), Tiffany Jiang (Doc Studies ’22 & Media Studies ’23), and Farrah Elatty (Media Studies ’24).
Carolina Fusilier is a multi disciplinary artist exploring post-human imaginaries. Her work contemplates the intersections between organic and machine bodies, industrial and domestic scenes. Her work has been supported by a Pollock-Krasner Fellowship (2019-2020, US), Fundación Jumex (Mexico), Raul Urtasun-Frances Harley Fellowship (2015, The Banff Centre, CA), and Locust Projects (US). She also received the ACC Cinema fund (Asia Culture Center, KOR) for ´El Lado Quieto´(as a co-director) which was recently screened in Doc-Fortnight MoMa (New York); Open City Film Festival (London), IDFA (International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam), True/ False Film Festival (Columbia, US), YIDFF 2021 (Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival, JP), Dok-Leipzig (DE), and Images Festival (Toronto).
Miko Revereza is a documentary and experimental filmmaker living in Oaxaca City, Mexico. Migration and exile are recurring themes across his work. Revereza’s titles include DROGA!, Disintegration 93-96, No Data Plan, Distancing and El Lado Quieto. No Data Plan received the Sheffield Doc Fest Art Award, San Diego Asian Film Festival Emerging Filmmaker Award, and was listed in BFI Sight & Sound Magazine’s 50 Best Films of 2019, Hyperallergic’s Top 12 Documentary & Experimental Films of 2019 and CNN Philippines Best Filipino Films of 2019. Revereza was Filmmaker Magazine’s 2018 25 New Faces of Independent Cinema, a 2019 Flaherty Seminar featured filmmaker, and recipient of the 2021 Vilcek Prize in Filmmaking.
Presented by the Graduate Certificate in Documentary Media Studies
School of Media Studies, The New School