Waking Famagusta 2017 Trailer

A mother/daughter-led urban reclamation effort aims at transforming a 43-year old ghost town in Cyprus into a model ecocity. Greek and Turkish-Cypriots unite to turn the once thriving historic tourist resort of Famagusta, a city occupied by the Turkish military since 1974, into a model for peace, reconciliation and sustainability in the troubled Middle East region.

The district of Varosha, within the city of Famagusta, is located on the northeastern coast of Cyprus. Following the 1974 Turkish invasion of Cyprus and subsequent evacuation of Famagusta by its Greek-Cypriot residents, the Turkish army surrounded six square kilometers of the Varosha tourist resort in barbed wire and has held it as a captive ghost town ever since. As the inhabitants fled in haste, they left laundry hanging on the lines and half cooked rice on the stove. Forty-three years later, Varosha remains a shell of a once vibrant and thriving community; a mere bargaining chip for Turkey’s negotiations with the Cyprus Republic. Its crumbling buildings are guarded by armed troops to this day, as its aging citizens await a return home.

If the island is reunited, Famagustians will be given the right to return home. When this happens, they will confront one of the largest reconstruction challenges Europe has seen since the end of World War II.

The Team:

Director/Producer: Vasia Markides

Cinematography: Vasia Markides;

Additional Cinematography: Stephen Nugent, Sasha Ljubojevic, Shane McDonald, Simon Bahceli, Natalie Castañeda & Armando Garma-Fernandez.

Editors: Erika Sutter, Vasia Markides

Sound: Armando Garma-Fernandez & Sertunc Aktogu

Assistant Producer / Motion Graphics: Armando Garma-Fernandez

Production Consultants: Christina Lenis & Maria Stylianou

Trailer Music: “Mona Ki Ngi Xica” performed by Bonga, courtesy of Lusafrica Records (remix by Synapson) & “Watashi” by Johnny Ripper.

Ghost town photos by unknown source (from Famagusta/Varosha online archives)

Drone footage in this video made available by the journalists at rufabula.com

BBC Outlook interview by Matthew Barrister “My Dream of Reviving a Ghost City” (Nov.14,2013)

For more information on The Famagusta Ecocity Project and our film “Waking Famagusta”: ecocityproject.com

PLEASE CONSIDER SUPPORTING THIS FILM IF YOU CAN. Every penny, dollar, euro, yen, rupee, peso, pound, etc., counts! Mama Earth will thank you for it.

None of this would have been possible without the support of our donors:
ecocityproject.com/famagusta/donate/. Thank you all.

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Waking Famagusta 2017 Trailer

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