Passage Series #6
Design by Rissa Hochberger
About the book
Nowhere Near is a narrative for our contemporary moment—a cri de coeur about twenty-first century American society. Exploring neoliberal capitalism, the challenges facing undocumented families, the non-existent “American dream,” and internal and external exile, Miko Revereza shows how borders of all kinds (geographical, racial, psychic), though regularly traversed, are also policed and criminalized. Revereza’s powerful and entrancing voice—at times lyrical, at times narrative, but always fueled by irony and critique—drives the book forward.
Miko Revereza's Nowhere Near is the 2021 Open Reading Period Book Prize winner, and was selected by guest judge John Keene.
About the author
Miko Revereza (b. 1988. Manila, Philippines) is a filmmaker raised in California and currently residing in Oaxaca City. His upbringing as an undocumented immigrant in the and current exile from the United States informs his relationship with moving images. DROGA! (2014), DISINTEGRATION 93-96 (2017), No Data Plan (2018), Distancing (2019) and El Lado Quieto (2021) have screened widely at festivals such as Locarno Film Festival, International Film Festival Rotterdam, NYFF Projections, IDFA, and Film Society of Lincoln Center's Art of the Real. His debut feature film, No Data Plan is recognized with such honors as the Sheffield DocFest Art Award and the San Diego Asian Film Festival Emerging Filmmaker Award, and was listed in BFI's Sight & Sound Magazine’s 50 Best Films of 2019, Hyperallergic’s Top 12 Documentary and Experimental Films of 2019, and CNN Philippines Best Filipino Films of 2019. Revereza was included in Filmmaker Magazine’s 2018 25 New Faces of Independent Cinema, has been a 2019 Flaherty Seminar featured filmmaker, and a recipient of the 2021 Vilcek Prize in Filmmaking. He earned an MFA from Bard College, Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts.