On the southeastern edge of Europe, two communities remain divided on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus, playing host to the UNʼs third longest peacekeeping mission after Kashmir and the Middle East. This documentary looks at the contrasting personal memories formed in a post-conflict space after decades of physical separation. The well-oiled narratives of each community’s official histories have left little room for dialogue or mutual understanding. As stories unravel, the film raises questions on the victimization of truth and the different perspectives of history. Within this framework, the documentary presents the Home for Cooperation and emphasizes the importance of its presence in the UN controlled buffer zone, widely known as ‘the dead zone’.
Stefanos Evripidou is an awarded journalist, currently working as chief reporter at the Cyprus Mail. Aside his work in the press, he has been involved in the production of a short series of video blogs for the Home for Cooperation. Stephen Nugent is a freelance documentary director, cinematographer and editor. He shot various awarded short films, documentaries, and commercials while his work includes documentaries for Greenpeace, shot in the Arctic, Europe and the Middle East.
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