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Film - Cinema
Tuesday 28th November 2017
Tuesday 28th November 2017
20:00 - 23:00
1 day/night
Ibrahims Khan - Pafos
  Pafos Pafos
Missiaouli & Kavazoglou, Paphos, Cyprus
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Europa transit

The project Europa Transit by the European Capital of Culture in DSS2016,in Spain, has travelled to ten European cities that are or have been witness to wars or conflict. On behalf of the Lighthouse of Peace and the mission to spread the values of empathy and mutual understanding, Europa Transit has visited Ceuta, Belfast, Dresden, Wroclaw, Sarajevo, Moscow, Pristina, Plovdiv, Thessaloniki and Pafos. The journey started in January 2016 and stopped for some days each site. During that time, a documentary has been made which combines a journalistic account of the conflict with an overview of the cultural references behind it. The goal was to obtain a digital mosaic on European identity that highlights the multiple identity constructs of a pluralistic Europe, and which can continue to be added to in the years to come. Ten views on ten conflicts in the search for empathy and mutual understanding. Ten stories defending culture for the transition to coexistence.

A group of creators and cinematographers from San Sebastian met with artists, intellectuals and citizens in Cyprus and discussed ways of going past borders and divides. The documentary shot in Pafos and Cyprus is a moving account of two communities and the painful process of coping with a distressing reality of displacement and separation.

The documentary on Cyprus has been presented during the opening of the Cinema Festival of San Sebastian 2016. Imanol Otaegi is the project manager of Travelling Embassies of DSS2016EU.

Pafos 2017

The title of the European Capital of Culture in 2017 has led to a high quality programme which is now being implemented with great optimism, passion and vision.

The launching of Pafos 2017 European Cpatital of Culture and more importantly the programme as a whole is considered more as a starting point and not as an arrival.

Hosting the biggest European cultural initiative is a great honour for our small city of Pafos as well as a huge responsibility and prospect. After going through troubled waters, Pafos is now on a course for progress and growth. The European Capital of ... 
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