The First Bi-Communal Project: When Cypriots brought their sh*t together

Nicosia is the last divided capital in the world, brutally split in two since 1974. Even though the two communities had been living separately for almost 30 years, with no means of any contact or connection, they have been sharing a common sewage system since. What are the social and political aspects emerging from this first bi-communal cooperation and its development?
The core of the film consists of two major interviews; each of the interviewees carrying their own experience and memories from their own involvement in the project.
The aim of the film is not to present the technical aspects of this shared infrastructure but to highlight an allegory of a unifying power that can be used as a precedent in the future.

  • Charalambos Drousiotis
    Director
  • Stavros Papageorghiou
    Producer
  • Styliana Baghdhadie
    Production Manager
  • Mahmut Cannur
    Research and Translation
  • Constantinos Apostolou
    Research and Translation
  • Eleni Mavrou
    Key Cast
    "Herself"
  • Nevzat Öznel
    Key Cast
    "Himself"
  • Margarita Georgiadou
    Cinematography and Sound Engineering
  • Costas Philippou
    Animation
  • Nikolas Kaloutsis
    Music
  • Project Type:
    Documentary
  • Genres:
    Expository, Interview
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes 2 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 29, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Cyprus
  • Country of Filming:
    Cyprus
  • Language:
    English, Modern Greek (1453-), Turkish
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • AegeanDocs 2021
    Lemnos
    Greece
    October 3, 2021
    Greek Premier
    Official Selection
  • Foça Film Days 2021
    Foça
    Turkey
    October 20, 2021
    Official Selection
  • A.E.I. Film Festival 2021
    Nicosia
    Cyprus
    November 6, 2021
    Best Cypriot Workshop Film 2021
Distribution Information
  • Α.Ε.Ι. AUDIOVISUAL FORUM
    Distributor
    Country: Cyprus
    Rights: All Rights
Director - Charalambos Drousiotis