Canadian Premiere
CSE 2023

Dust Away

Through this experimental film, immigrant voices in the United States cross imaginary landscapes and question the visions of their American dreams. 


After sharing a cleaning job that upended their lives, voices of immigrants in the U.S. traverse dreamscapes that ponder upon visions of their American dream, the realities of cleaning in New York City, being paperless and the dust that still lingers in their chests decades later.

Theme(s): , Human Rights, Migration, Sociology


Director | , Dea Gjinovci, Tanita Rahmani
Year | , 2022
Country | , Indonesia, Switzerland, United States
Duration | 11 minutes
Original language | , Spanish
Subtitles | , French
Image | Dea Gjinovci
Sound design | Tanita Rahmani
Editing | Dea Gjinovci
Production | Tanita Rahmani
Distribution | Ben Bekke



Dea Gjinovci


Dea Gjinovci is a Swiss-Albanian director and producer. Her films have premiered in prestigious international film festivals Tribeca Film Festival, Visions du Réel, IDFA, CPH:DOX, Hot Docs, DocNYC, Winterthur KurzFilmTage and many others… She is a Sundance alumna and a 2019 Film Independent Fellow. Her cinematographic style blends poetic narration, magical realism and cinéma vérité. She won several awards including "Best National Film" at 2017 Dokufest, "Best new Talent" mentions at both ZagrebDox 2021 and Biografilm 2020. She is a member of the Swiss Film Academy since her "Best Documentary" nomination for Wake Up on Mars in 2022. She has a BA(Hons) in Economics and Politics from SOAS, University of London and a MA in Ethnographic and documentary film from UCL, University of London.


Tanita Rahmani


Tanita Rahmani is an Indonesian radio producer and documentarian, who was born in Jakarta in April 1993, with an interdisciplinary background of research and teaching. Her work revolves around producing long-form narrative stories, producing episodes for major institutions such as Campside Media, The Met and Foreign Policy Magazine. She holds a Masters in International Law from the University of Cambridge as a Jardine scholar. 



25 July 2023 at 20h45

Parc Médéric-Martin

This film is included in screening Short film competition – Programme #2