It is well known the history repeats itself, particularly on the European continent. As such, this project proposes the production of a special DVD of historical figures unique to Cyprus, as well as a live performance in Greek, Turkish and English involving a bicommunal cooperation. The story will present 7 personalities from Cyprus’s history, telling their/Cyprus’s story (from medieval to colonial periods) and being interviewed by a journalist of today.
This project will emphasise the multiculturalism of the island and its links with Europe and will be a tool in the hands of teachers with which to expand into stories of each era and use for a different and more lively teaching of our history. It will be available in the three languages of Cyprus (English, Greek, Turkish) appealing to all communities on the island and abroad. It will present the multiculturalism of the island, the major events that took place and the coexistence of the many European communities in Cyprus over the centuries, e.g. English, French, Italian (Venetian), Greek, Ottoman, British.
Through the interview of historical figures, the DVD will assist the viewer in understanding famous historical characters, such as Berengaria (English) Janus (French) Caterina Cornaro (Venetian), Hadjibakki Agah (Ottoman) Greek and Turkish Cypriot peasants (peaceful coexistence in the past) Sir Ronald Storrs (British).