I V A A S K S

Documenting The Masses

— @IvaRad on Twitter.

Tagged immigrants:

Across the seas ::: http://vimeo.com/45797403

I’m dwelling in Mediterranean waters over the summer and working on my first full length documentary
that addresses the lives of political refugees and asylum seekers on the island of Cyprus. Specifically, it addresses tolerance, migration trends, nation-states/nation-building, changing global dynamics and collapse of Eurocentrism through the lens of current migration trends in Cyprus. It has been an interesting journey and a surreal one.

In between incomprehensible refugee stories of exile and plight I return to my life and consider my own reality.
It’s a difficult adjustment. But more than anything else, it reminds me to appreciate it all.
Here on a full moon night, we enjoy Xartini’s song…and appreciate the night.

On a filmic note :::
Here’s a brilliant film by Aris Chatzistefanou and Katerina Kitidi that analyzes the crisis in Greece and elsewhere, political agendas and effects of privatization - it features Naomi Klein, Zizek and others. It’s brilliantly executed and free online ::: CATASTROIKA.

And another brilliant project from Greece, a web doc series that dig into all cultural, socio-economic aspects of the country ::: 
THE PRISM
.

Enjoy.

Jul 16
Across the seas ::: http://vimeo.com/45797403
I’m dwelling in Mediterranean waters over the summer and working on my first full length documentarythat addresses the lives of political refugees and asylum seekers on the island of Cyprus. Specifically, it addresses tolerance, migration trends, nation-states/nation-building, changing global dynamics and collapse of Eurocentrism through the lens of current migration trends in Cyprus. It has been an interesting journey and a surreal one.
In between incomprehensible refugee stories of exile and plight I return to my life and consider my own reality.It’s a difficult adjustment. But more than anything else, it reminds me to appreciate it all.Here on a full moon night, we enjoy Xartini’s song…and appreciate the night.
On a filmic note :::Here’s a brilliant film by Aris Chatzistefanou and Katerina Kitidi that analyzes the crisis in Greece and elsewhere, political agendas and effects of privatization - it features Naomi Klein, Zizek and others. It’s brilliantly executed and free online ::: CATASTROIKA.
And another brilliant project from Greece, a web doc series that dig into all cultural, socio-economic aspects of the country ::: THE PRISM.
Enjoy.

This July… http://vimeo.com/26492633

I found myself in Foligno, a beautiful small town 2 hours north of Rome, where you can easily fall in love. There I ran into Felix and his friends, Nigerian immigrants in Italy…here’s what they had to say.

Otherwise, I also found myself at Dancity festival where I made many new fantastic friends. Most impressive performance was by Stian Westerhus, brilliant performance…for the most part i just really enjoyed getting lost amid the crowd in an unknown place, such fun.

On a film note:
Got to check out Clare Denis’ 35 Rhums. She is a master indeed, an incredible filmic crafts woman. This film is simply gorgeous.

More from Italy (with happier thoughts) and desert lands soon.

Jul 04
This July… http://vimeo.com/26492633
I found myself in Foligno, a beautiful small town 2 hours north of Rome, where you can easily fall in love. There I ran into Felix and his friends, Nigerian immigrants in Italy…here’s what they had to say.
Otherwise, I also found myself at Dancity festival where I made many new fantastic friends. Most impressive performance was by Stian Westerhus, brilliant performance…for the most part i just really enjoyed getting lost amid the crowd in an unknown place, such fun.
On a film note:Got to check out Clare Denis’ 35 Rhums. She is a master indeed, an incredible filmic crafts woman. This film is simply gorgeous.
More from Italy (with happier thoughts) and desert lands soon.

Back in business!

Yes, It’s been too long since my last post. My sensitive eyes didn’t react quite as well The Lasik eye surgery…A month after the surgery my vision was blurrier than ever, making doing anything from reading, to being on the computer almost unbearable. Quite scary…so I was forced into relaxation and much of doing very little, which was I admit enjoyable.

Anywho, Dr. Pamel has treated the “severe dryness” with 4 drops a day of Lotemax and 2 drops a day of Restasis; and though not yet perfect, the eyes are healing. So these days I shoot with overdosed/overmedicated eyes in hope of focused images…but also with a new appreciation for health, eyes and pretty much everything.

Now, back to docs and films:

In Cyprus i ran into Saimon Khan, a 22 year old student from Bangladesh. We had a chat about living, studying and what it means to be a foreigner in Cyprus.

Here’s what he had to say ::: http://vimeo.com/19693001

(a quick and dirty edit)

Feb 07
Back in business!
Yes, It’s been too long since my last post. My sensitive eyes didn’t react quite as well The Lasik eye surgery…A month after the surgery my vision was blurrier than ever, making doing anything from reading, to being on the computer almost unbearable. Quite scary…so I was forced into relaxation and much of doing very little, which was I admit enjoyable.
Anywho, Dr. Pamel has treated the “severe dryness” with 4 drops a day of Lotemax and 2 drops a day of Restasis; and though not yet perfect, the eyes are healing. So these days I shoot with overdosed/overmedicated eyes in hope of focused images…but also with a new appreciation for health, eyes and pretty much everything.
Now, back to docs and films:
In Cyprus i ran into Saimon Khan, a 22 year old student from Bangladesh. We had a chat about living, studying and what it means to be a foreigner in Cyprus.
Here’s what he had to say ::: http://vimeo.com/19693001
(a quick and dirty edit)
Across the seas ::: http://vimeo.com/45797403
I’m dwelling in Mediterranean waters over the summer and working on my first full length documentarythat addresses the lives of political refugees and asylum seekers on the island of Cyprus. Specifically, it addresses tolerance, migration trends, nation-states/nation-building, changing global dynamics and collapse of Eurocentrism through the lens of current migration trends in Cyprus. It has been an interesting journey and a surreal one.
In between incomprehensible refugee stories of exile and plight I return to my life and consider my own reality.It’s a difficult adjustment. But more than anything else, it reminds me to appreciate it all.Here on a full moon night, we enjoy Xartini’s song…and appreciate the night.
On a filmic note :::Here’s a brilliant film by Aris Chatzistefanou and Katerina Kitidi that analyzes the crisis in Greece and elsewhere, political agendas and effects of privatization - it features Naomi Klein, Zizek and others. It’s brilliantly executed and free online ::: CATASTROIKA.
And another brilliant project from Greece, a web doc series that dig into all cultural, socio-economic aspects of the country ::: THE PRISM.
Enjoy.
Across the seas ::: http://vimeo.com/45797403
I’m dwelling in Mediterranean waters over the summer and working on my first full length documentarythat addresses the lives of political refugees and asylum seekers on the island of Cyprus. Specifically, it addresses tolerance, migration trends, nation-states/nation-building, changing global dynamics and collapse of Eurocentrism through the lens of current migration trends in Cyprus. It has been an interesting journey and a surreal one.
In between incomprehensible refugee stories of exile and plight I return to my life and consider my own reality.It’s a difficult adjustment. But more than anything else, it reminds me to appreciate it all.Here on a full moon night, we enjoy Xartini’s song…and appreciate the night.
On a filmic note :::Here’s a brilliant film by Aris Chatzistefanou and Katerina Kitidi that analyzes the crisis in Greece and elsewhere, political agendas and effects of privatization - it features Naomi Klein, Zizek and others. It’s brilliantly executed and free online ::: CATASTROIKA.
And another brilliant project from Greece, a web doc series that dig into all cultural, socio-economic aspects of the country ::: THE PRISM.
Enjoy.

Across the seas ::: http://vimeo.com/45797403

I’m dwelling in Mediterranean waters over the summer and working on my first full length documentary
that addresses the lives of political refugees and asylum seekers on the island of Cyprus. Specifically, it addresses tolerance, migration trends, nation-states/nation-building, changing global dynamics and collapse of Eurocentrism through the lens of current migration trends in Cyprus. It has been an interesting journey and a surreal one.

In between incomprehensible refugee stories of exile and plight I return to my life and consider my own reality.
It’s a difficult adjustment. But more than anything else, it reminds me to appreciate it all.
Here on a full moon night, we enjoy Xartini’s song…and appreciate the night.

On a filmic note :::
Here’s a brilliant film by Aris Chatzistefanou and Katerina Kitidi that analyzes the crisis in Greece and elsewhere, political agendas and effects of privatization - it features Naomi Klein, Zizek and others. It’s brilliantly executed and free online ::: CATASTROIKA.

And another brilliant project from Greece, a web doc series that dig into all cultural, socio-economic aspects of the country ::: 
THE PRISM
.

Enjoy.

I V A A S K S

Posted on Monday July 4th 2011 at 06:32pm. Its tags are listed below.

This July… http://vimeo.com/26492633
I found myself in Foligno, a beautiful small town 2 hours north of Rome, where you can easily fall in love. There I ran into Felix and his friends, Nigerian immigrants in Italy…here’s what they had to say.
Otherwise, I also found myself at Dancity festival where I made many new fantastic friends. Most impressive performance was by Stian Westerhus, brilliant performance…for the most part i just really enjoyed getting lost amid the crowd in an unknown place, such fun.
On a film note:Got to check out Clare Denis’ 35 Rhums. She is a master indeed, an incredible filmic crafts woman. This film is simply gorgeous.
More from Italy (with happier thoughts) and desert lands soon.
This July… http://vimeo.com/26492633
I found myself in Foligno, a beautiful small town 2 hours north of Rome, where you can easily fall in love. There I ran into Felix and his friends, Nigerian immigrants in Italy…here’s what they had to say.
Otherwise, I also found myself at Dancity festival where I made many new fantastic friends. Most impressive performance was by Stian Westerhus, brilliant performance…for the most part i just really enjoyed getting lost amid the crowd in an unknown place, such fun.
On a film note:Got to check out Clare Denis’ 35 Rhums. She is a master indeed, an incredible filmic crafts woman. This film is simply gorgeous.
More from Italy (with happier thoughts) and desert lands soon.

This July… http://vimeo.com/26492633

I found myself in Foligno, a beautiful small town 2 hours north of Rome, where you can easily fall in love. There I ran into Felix and his friends, Nigerian immigrants in Italy…here’s what they had to say.

Otherwise, I also found myself at Dancity festival where I made many new fantastic friends. Most impressive performance was by Stian Westerhus, brilliant performance…for the most part i just really enjoyed getting lost amid the crowd in an unknown place, such fun.

On a film note:
Got to check out Clare Denis’ 35 Rhums. She is a master indeed, an incredible filmic crafts woman. This film is simply gorgeous.

More from Italy (with happier thoughts) and desert lands soon.

I V A A S K S

Posted on Monday February 7th 2011 at 05:04pm. Its tags are listed below.

Back in business!
Yes, It’s been too long since my last post. My sensitive eyes didn’t react quite as well The Lasik eye surgery…A month after the surgery my vision was blurrier than ever, making doing anything from reading, to being on the computer almost unbearable. Quite scary…so I was forced into relaxation and much of doing very little, which was I admit enjoyable.
Anywho, Dr. Pamel has treated the “severe dryness” with 4 drops a day of Lotemax and 2 drops a day of Restasis; and though not yet perfect, the eyes are healing. So these days I shoot with overdosed/overmedicated eyes in hope of focused images…but also with a new appreciation for health, eyes and pretty much everything.
Now, back to docs and films:
In Cyprus i ran into Saimon Khan, a 22 year old student from Bangladesh. We had a chat about living, studying and what it means to be a foreigner in Cyprus.
Here’s what he had to say ::: http://vimeo.com/19693001
(a quick and dirty edit)
Back in business!
Yes, It’s been too long since my last post. My sensitive eyes didn’t react quite as well The Lasik eye surgery…A month after the surgery my vision was blurrier than ever, making doing anything from reading, to being on the computer almost unbearable. Quite scary…so I was forced into relaxation and much of doing very little, which was I admit enjoyable.
Anywho, Dr. Pamel has treated the “severe dryness” with 4 drops a day of Lotemax and 2 drops a day of Restasis; and though not yet perfect, the eyes are healing. So these days I shoot with overdosed/overmedicated eyes in hope of focused images…but also with a new appreciation for health, eyes and pretty much everything.
Now, back to docs and films:
In Cyprus i ran into Saimon Khan, a 22 year old student from Bangladesh. We had a chat about living, studying and what it means to be a foreigner in Cyprus.
Here’s what he had to say ::: http://vimeo.com/19693001
(a quick and dirty edit)

Back in business!

Yes, It’s been too long since my last post. My sensitive eyes didn’t react quite as well The Lasik eye surgery…A month after the surgery my vision was blurrier than ever, making doing anything from reading, to being on the computer almost unbearable. Quite scary…so I was forced into relaxation and much of doing very little, which was I admit enjoyable.

Anywho, Dr. Pamel has treated the “severe dryness” with 4 drops a day of Lotemax and 2 drops a day of Restasis; and though not yet perfect, the eyes are healing. So these days I shoot with overdosed/overmedicated eyes in hope of focused images…but also with a new appreciation for health, eyes and pretty much everything.

Now, back to docs and films:

In Cyprus i ran into Saimon Khan, a 22 year old student from Bangladesh. We had a chat about living, studying and what it means to be a foreigner in Cyprus.

Here’s what he had to say ::: http://vimeo.com/19693001

(a quick and dirty edit)