Tonight, February 18 at 19:00, the first “Beyond Borders” screening event will take place at the House of Cyprus!
The Ambassador of Cyprus Mr. Kyriakos Kenevezos will welcome the audience, along with Art Director of “Beyond Borders” Irini Sarioglou.
Also, Michel Noll, President of the French documentary distribution company ICTV and Producer of “Living with Walls” (documentary by Sherif Fathy Salem) will be there to introduce the film.
Kyriakos Kenevezos, Ambassador of the Republic of Cyprus
Irini Sarioglou, Art Director
Screening: 3rd International Documentary Festival in Castellorizo 20΄
Music Break, 10′
Piano: Giorgos Konstadinidis
Born in Piraeus, Giorgos is is a violinist and a writer of children’s books.
Member of ERT Orchestra of Modern music. For the last
15 years he adapts and orchestrates CDs from books as well as
children’s theatrical performances taking place in “Agyra”
LIVING WITH WALLS – Honorable Mention, “Beyond
Sherif Fathy Salem | Italy, Catar, France, 52΄
Since the beginning of Time and the occurrence of human endeavour, Walls have been built to protect from unwanted invasions. The Great Wall of China is maybe the most prominent example of them. But also entire towns have been surrounded by ramparts still visible today. Nowadays, some walls are build to separate people of the same land or nationality. Before its fall in 1979, the Berlin Wall would be the most famous example of them. Belfast (Northern Ireland), Nicosia (Cyprus) and Bethlehem (Palestine) are three cities divided even today by Walls of separation. Their Citizens are either denied access to certain areas of their homeland, or are subject to severe controls when crossing from one side to the other.
This film, beyond political considerations, looks at what living with walls means for the life of some residents of these three cities and observes with subtlety how it affects their daily existence. For instance, it follows in Nicosia a teacher living on one side of the wall, but teaching on the other. It observes the life of a shop owner in Bethlehem who woke up one day with the Separation Wall right next to her boutique. It looks at the work of a window cleaner whose clients live beyond the wall in Belfast….These and other cases identified within the heart of the separation issue leave us with the question what these Walls really achieve compared to what they are supposed to deliver, to all citizens concerned.