Cypriot Cinemas: Memory, Conflict, and Identity in the by Costas Constandinides, Yiannis Papadakis

By Costas Constandinides, Yiannis Papadakis

Cyprus, the idyllic “island of Aphrodite,” is best referred to as a website of clash and department among Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots, instead of for its movie construction. Constandinides and Papadakis paintings to rectify this dearth of knowledge by means of discussing the ouevre of filmmakers attractive with the island's hectic legacies: anti-colonial struggles, post-colonial instability, interethnic clash, exterior interventions and warfare. beginning with the cinema of the Nineteen Sixties, while the island grew to become a republic, the gathering makes a speciality of the hot many years of filmmakers exploring problems with clash, reminiscence, id, nationalism, migration and gender, in addition to the paintings of filmmakers who selected to cooperate around the ethnic divide. Cypriot Cinemas makes use of a technique that engages all worthy views for an illuminating severe dialogue: historic, theoretical and comparative (Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot movies when it comes to nearby movie cultures/practices). whereas the amount develops a dialogue in response to the studying of the political in Cypriot motion pictures, it additionally seems at different movie cultures and debates equivalent to (s)exploitation movies and transnational cinema.

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A case in point is Akamas, a fiction film directed in 2006 by the Greek-Cypriot filmmaker, Panicos Chrysanthou, and co-produced by the Turkish-Cypriot filmmaker, Derviş Zaim. Chrysanthou and Zaim have accused the Ministry of Education and Culture in the south of censoring the film by limiting public screening and television broadcast— a contested claim—and of waging a “financial war” against them, ultimately withholding funding that it had contracted to provide during the production of the film.

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