‘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 this accomplished first feature, undocumented filmmaker Miko Revereza documents a train journey he took across America last year. Utilising a potent mix of discreet recordings, sound design, on-screen subtitles and Instagram stories, the film reflects its maker’s lived experience, but also that of the millions of other marginalised people whose every movement is similarly imperilled. An observational study and politically charged personal documentary, No Data Plan is a travelogue of an altogether different kind.
Dear Santo Toribio (audio documentary), Sarah Geis, USA 2013, 5 min.
May Adadol Ingawanij is a writer, curator and teacher. Her recent curatorial projects include On Attachments and Unknowns (with Erin Gleeson, Phnom Penh, 2017), Animistic Apparatus (Udon Thani, Bangkok, Berwick-upon-Tweed, 2019). She is Professor of Cinematic Arts at the University of Westminster and Co-director of the Centre for Research and Education in Arts and Media.
Fri, 06 Sep 2019
All films are ad-free and 18+ unless otherwise stated.
Groups are advised to arrive early as seating is unallocated.
includes free access to all programmes for £16.66 / month.
£13 Full, £11 Concs/Green, £7 Blue Members.
Open City Documentary Festival will host a party after the screening in the ICA Theatre with music from DJ and NTS Radio resident Anu and friends. Free and open to all.