Women of Cyprus

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In the spring of 2004, Maria, a Greek Cypriot, and Zehra, a Turkish Cypriot, cross to opposite sides of the green line, which has divided Cyprus since the war of 1974, to visit family homes they have not seen for thirty years. Thus begins the personal journey of these women haunted by war and pain, but searching for reconciliation and common ground.

On the eve of the U.N. referendum to reunite the divided island, many buried stories from the past emerge. With rare archival footage adding context to the Cypriot conflict, Katrivanou and Azzouz focus on women coming together to share their fears and mistrust, as well as their hopes for healing a tragic divide.

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