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MAKA: Many Eyed Vessel

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Director: Miko Revereza
2023 / 95min / DCP

Miko Revereza’s NOWHERE NEAR will play as the opening night film for MAKA, this Fall’s iteration of the Flaherty NYC Series, to continue with offerings online and at DCTV in New York City.

Featuring works from artists around the world, this year's Fall FlahertyNYC program is a curated response to the 2022 Flaherty Seminar, “Continents of Drifting Clouds” and the intense emotions that followed it. With the intentions of nourishment, “MAKA: Many Eyed Vessel” reckons with the themes of its predecessor while navigating institutional spaces through its offerings of reflection, interconnection and future. Acting as the first knot in the woven net of “MAKA: Many Eyed Vessel”, Nowhere Near offers complicated and critical reflections on the filmmaker’s experience of home and self. The interconnected portrait of transition creates the doorway for the rest of the program.

With Nowhere Near — the culmination of several years of shooting, editing, relocation, and reflection — acclaimed experimental filmmaker Miko Revereza forges a personal and profound portrait of immigration, disillusionment, and the elusiveness of home.

Nowhere Near will be preceeded by a screening of Endless Land Acknowledgement from the artist collective New Red Order. Efforts to “decolonize” institutions are embodied in ritual acts of acknowledging IndigenoUSA presence and claims to territory. However, without continuoUSA commitment to serve as accomplices to IndigenoUSA people, institutional gestures of acknowledgement risk reconciling “settler guilt and complicity” and rescuing “settler futurity.”’ How can we escape this entrapment and allow acknowledgement to retain its potential to unsettle? What must we do to begin to undertake a process of endless acknowledgement?

Post-screening panel discussion led by series programmers Emily Abi-Kheirs, Ha’aheo Auwae-Dekker, Isabel Rojas, and Raven Two Feathers, with filmmaker Miko Revereza joining virtually, on November 17th.

New Red Order (NRO) is a public secret society facilitated by core contributors Jackson Polys, Adam Khalil, and Zach Khalil.


Flaherty NYC takes place twice a year, in the spring and in the fall. The series, now in its 25th season, invites curators to assemble programs on a theme of their choice, featuring innovative, engaging, challenging, and groundbreaking films. The screenings are followed by discussions, often including the makers, about the work and the curatorial process. This is the sister series of the Flaherty Film Seminar, and in 2023 we are excited to expand beyond the physical venues in New York City to online audiences around the world. Learn more about the series at

A sincere thank you to our curatorial advisors and guides: Almudena Escobar-López and Sky Hopinka, 2022 Professional Development Fellow Angeline Gragasin, Poh Lin Lee of Narrative Imaginings, and our program partners at Humanities New York and the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs.

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