Waking Famagusta (in post-production) A film by Vasia Markides
Waking Famagusta (formerly titled The Famagusta Ecocity Project)
A ghost city in Cyprus surrounded by barbed wire and armed troops inspires a daughter’s quest to realize her exiled mother’s dream of bringing divided Greek and Turkish Cypriots together to create a model ecocity at the crossroads of three continents. Can the work of building a shared ecopolis reunite these two communities and inspire the world?
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Waking Famagusta has garnered international attention from news organizations worldwide, including a well-received feature in BBC Magazine along with write-ups on CNN and Al-Jazeera, an audio program on BBC outlook and a TedX talk. From local Cypriot city councils to Ivy League classrooms in the U.S., Waking Famagusta has sparked conversation about the way we live and our ever-changing times. The film has shined a bright light on a nearly forgotten ghost-town, weaving its way into on and off peace talks involving Turkey and the UN, which have alluded to the possible return of the abandoned Cypriot district.
As such, we aim to complete Waking Famagusta in 2018, in an effort to deliver our message of sustainability, opportunity, and hope in an increasingly grim global climate.
Contact: Vasia Markides -- firstname.lastname@example.org
To make a tax-deductable donation to the film, visit: https://www.documentaries.org/waking-famagusta
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