Spaces of Reconciliation: Youth Interaction through Art in the City

Led by Mete Hatay
Jan 2019 - Dec 2019

The proposed documentary follows groups of youth in Cyprus as they negotiate space within a divided city and find spaces for interaction and cooperation. Following the opening of Nicosia's Ledra Street checkpoint in 2007, and particularly after the 2013 economic crisis in the island's south, young people on both sides of the divide began flocking to Nicosia's neglected city within the walls. The film will document this nascent urban transformation, and particularly its social effects in an ongoing conflict. This emerging, multicommunal space shows the possibilities for an organically emerging reconciliation that transcends the "bicommunalism" in which the Cyprus Problem has been trapped for decades.

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