27 — 31
LUX Scotland is delighted to present Miko Revereza’s film No Data Plan in partnership with Document Human Rights Film Festival.
“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.” In his accomplished first feature, undocumented filmmaker Miko Revereza depicts a train journey he took across America in 2018. Utilising a potent mix of discreet recordings, sound design, on-screen subtitles and Instagram stories, the film successfully reflects its maker’s lived experience, but also that of the millions of other marginalised people whose every movement is similarly imperilled. Both scintillating observational study and politically charged personal documentary, No Data Plan is a travelogue of an altogether different kind.
Introduction, 3 mins.
Miko Revereza, No Data Plan, 2018. HD, 70 mins.
Conversation with Miko Revereza and David Upton, Public Programme Manager at LUX Scotland. 25 mins
Total programme time: 98 mins.
English, Tagalog with English subtitles. Captions created by Collective Text.
The film programme is available for individual rental (£5 full price /£3 concessions), or as a Festival Pass bundle containing all the films included in the programme (£15 full price /£10 concessions). A full breakdown of ticketing and access can be viewed here.
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Miko Revereza (b.1988 Manila,Philippines) is an experimental filmmaker and undocumentedimmigrant. Since relocating from Manila as a child, he has lived illegally in the United States forover 25 years. This life long struggle with documentation, assimilation and statelessnessinformshis films,DROGA!(2014),DISINTEGRATION 93 – 96(2017) and his debut feature,Nodata plan(2018). Miko’s films have been widely screened and exhibited internationally atfestivals such as,International Film Festival Rotterdam, Yamagata International DocumentaryFilm Festival, International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, True/False Film Festival, ImagesFestival,andBerwick Film & Media Arts Festival.DISINTEGRATION 93 – 96was featured andstreamed on MUBI.com. He is listed as Filmmaker Magazine’s 2018 25New Faces ofIndependent Cinema
Document Festival is Scotland’s international human rights documentary film festival, established in 2003. It provides a unique platform that attracts Scottish, British and international documentary filmmakers and promotes local and international discussion, cultural exchange and education. By screening the best of recent and historical human rights documentaries, Document is a crucial space for the visibility and consideration of documentary film as an art form and social practice. Recognised at home and abroad, we work with many local, national and international organisations and are members of the Human Rights Film Network and the Radical Film Network.