Writer / Director / Editor: Iva Radivojevic
Iva Radivojevic is a filmmaker based in Brooklyn, NY. She spent her early years in Yugoslavia and Cyprus before settling in NYC.
Iva’s films have screened at numerous film festivals including the New York Film Festival, SXSW, Rotterdam IFF, Human Rights Watch, HotDocs, Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), and were broadcast on PBS, Documentary Channel as well as the New York Times Op-Docs. She is the recipient of the 2015 Guggenheim Fellowship, 2012 Princess Grace Special Project Award, 2011 Princess Grace Film Fellowship and was named one of 25 New Faces of Independent Film of 2013 by Filmmaker Magazine.
Her debut feature length documentary “Evaporating Borders,” has received numerous awards worldwide, was recently nominated for an International Documentary Association (IDA) Award, a Cinema Eye Honors Spotlight Award and received One World Media Award for Refugee Reporting. Her newest work Notes From The Border was commissioned for the launch of Field of Vision, a new documentary unit founded by Laura Poitras, AJ Schnack andCharlotte Cook. Follow what she’s up to at www.ivaasks.com .
Executive Producer : Laura Poitras
Laura Poitras is working on a trilogy of films about America post 9/11. The first film, MY COUNTRY, MY COUNTRY (2006), was nominated for an Academy Award, an Independent Spirit Award, and an Emmy Award. The second film, THE OATH (2010), received a Gotham Award for Best Documentary, the Cinematography award at Sundance, the Directing award at Cinema Eye Honors, and Best Documentary award at the Edinburgh Film Festival. Laura received a Peabody Award, Independent Spirit Award nomination, and Best Documentary award at SXSW for FLAG WARS (2003). Her work has been shown at the Sundance Film Festival, Berlin Film Festival, IDFA, SXSW, Edinburgh Film Festival and New Directors/New Films. Poitras is the recipient of a Guggenheim and USA Rockefeller Fellowship. Her documentaries are distributed by Zeitgeist Films and broadcast nationally on PBS. She lives in New York and is a 2012 MacArthur Fellow.
Producer : Leandros Savvides
Leandros Savvides is a social and political scientist and activist, currently a PhD candidate at the University of Leicester, UK. He was born in Nicosia, Cyprus and holds a degree in Sociology/International Politics from the University of Manchester Metropolitan, UK and an MA in Social and Political Thought from the University of Sussex, UK. At the time of filming evaporating borders, due to his specialization in the field of migration and critical race theory, he was working at KISA – Action for Equality, Support, Antiracism an activist NGO organization that supports migrants, refugees, asylum seekers and victims of trafficking, whilst also coordinating its Social Center. He conducted extensive research in precarity of migrant labour, detention practices and racist discourse analysis during his work at KISA.
Producer : Landon Van Soest
Landon Van Soest is Producer/Director of the Emmy award-winning documentary Good Fortune. The film was broadcast in prime time on POV, PBS’s premiere showcase for independent documentaries. He also directed and produced Walking The Line. Landon’s films have received an Emmy Award, the Overseas Press Club’s Carl Spielvogel Award, the WITNESS Award at the SILVERDOCS Film Festival, the Fledgling Fund Award for Socially Conscious Documentaries at IFP’s Independent Film Week, a Fulbright Fellowship in the Creative and Performing Arts, and a fellowship at the Sundance Summer Labs. In 2005 he co-founded Transient Pictures, a full service production company with a mission of producing innovative, socially charged film and videos. He is also the founder of the Brooklyn Filmmakers Collective, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to fostering the vibrant independent filmmaking community in Brooklyn, New York.
Consulting Editor : Jay Rabinowitz
Jay Rabinowitz has enjoyed a 25 year creative collaboration with Jim Jarmusch. His other credits as film editor include Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life; Todd Haynes’ I’m Not There; Curtis Hanson’s 8 Mile; Paul Schrader’s Affliction, Darren Aronofsky’s Requiem for a Dream as well as The Fountain. He also functioned as music editor on many of those films. For Barry Levinson and Tom Fontana, he edited the television series Oz and Homicide: Life on the Street. Jay also worked legendary photographer Robert Frank on the his film Last Supper. His most recent project is Oren Moverman's Rampart.