Fractured into a Turkish North and a Greek South, the island of Cyprus
is divided by ethnicity, faith and land through a tragic modern history.
In the 20th-century alone, Cyprus endured the brutal assaults of colonialism,
revolution, civil war and invasion. Unknown to many, Cyprus remains
the second most militarized zone in the world, behind Korea. The UN,
Turkey and Great Britain continue to hold strong military presence in
Cyprus - serving the island into separate Greek and Turkish territories.
Cypriots are constantly reminded of their disjointed identities by military
border zone physically splitting the island into North and South regions.
This documentary explores diaspora identity and dual national identity
through the bittersweet memories of the immigrants and exiles from the
Sophia Constantinou has been dedicatedly directing and photographing
non-fiction and fiction films since 1992. Her award winning films "Divided
Loyalties", "Between the Lines", "Impact Zone" and "Trans" have shown
around the globe in festivals, museums and on TV. Working as a Director
and Director of Photography in San Francisco independent and commercial
film industry, she has photographed in film and video for commercial
clients; for PBS national and for KQED local public television; for
non-profit clients such as the Film Arts Foundation, the Jewish Film
Festival, CAL Welfare to Work; and independent features and shorts.
A graduate of the UC Berkeley Film Department Constantinou teaches filmmaking,
cinematography and media literacy throughout the Bay Area.
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