Varosha: A glimmer of hope for Cyprus

Aug 23, 2023 | Culture, History, Political, Videos

Andreas Lordos, a Greek Cypriot, has dedicated his life to fighting for justice and peace on the divided island of Cyprus. His family, like many others, lost their property in the former resort town of Varosha during the 1974 Greek-Turkish conflict which left it abandoned and inaccessible. Today, the town remains frozen in time, a potent symbol of the Cyprus conflict and a subject of international controversy.
In this heart-wrenching film, we follow Andreas on his quest to reclaim his family’s property and bring his vision for the future of Varosha to life. As he navigates the complexities of politics, diplomacy, and identity, Andreas joins forces with Turkish Cypriots to rebuild and revitalize the town, turning it into a beacon of hope for the divided island. Their mission is not just to reclaim forgotten buildings but to pave a brighter path forward for future generations. Will Andreas and his team succeed in their mission? Will the world finally see the end of one of the longest-standing conflicts in modern history? This is a story about perseverance, courage, and the enduring human spirit.

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