Where we are is always too far away

3:14 / Canada / 2022 / Super 8 / Sound

Synopsis: where we are is always too far away is an auto-portrait conceived as a diptych, presenting linear and non-linear spaces as a transient body. Shifting between movement and stillness, time speeds up, slows down, and gets lost in the landscapes of memory.

Director: Mivan Makia

Artist bio: Mivan Makia is a filmmaker, documentary photographer, and researcher living and working between Canada and the United Arab Emirates. Interested in self-portraiture and middle eastern cultural expression, the process in both her independent and commissioned work rely on research, experimentation and interdisciplinary practices.

Makia holds a BFA in Film Production and has six years of experience in the film industry, both independent and commercial. Her recent work includes researching and photographing an upcoming book about Falconry practiced in the UAE. Makia has exhibited her work in shows as well as screenings internationally including Canada, USA, England, France, and the UAE.