Sharing an Island, award-winning documentary, screens at UWI

By ARC Magazine Thursday, November 29th, 2012 Categories: Screenings, Updates

The public is invited to a screening of the award-winning documentary film Sharing an Island, at the auditorium of the Centre for Language Learning, UWI, St Augustine, on Thursday 29 November at 1.30pm. Admission is free.

Released in 2011 and directed by Danae Stylianou, Sharing an Island (100 minutes/English, Turkish and Greek, with English subtitles) is set on the beautiful island of Cyprus in the Mediterranean Sea. Home to Greek-Cypriot and Turkish-Cypriot populations, the island has been partitioned along ethnic lines for almost forty years.

In the film, six young people who have never met—three Greek Cypriots who live south of the country’s buffer zone, and three Turkish Cypriots who live north of it—are invited to share a house for five days. Together they travel across their divided island, visiting various historic sights and arguing from different perspectives of the past.

Yet as they share their often painful stories, will they be able to overcome the prejudices, anger and mistrust built up by decades of hostility and conflict, and dare to envision a brighter, united future for themselves and their nation? Timely and relevant, Sharing an Island is a powerful and moving attempt to bridge two divided communities and celebrate their common humanity.

The screening of Sharing an Island takes place courtesy the Delegation of the European Union to Trinidad and Tobago and the Centre for Language Learning, UWI. For more information contact 622-6628.

With thanks to Repeating Islands for posting this material.

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