Paphos

COMMON BORDERS

Since 1974, Cyprus has been divided by the only wall still standing in Europe. A border that divides the island into two communities: the Greek Cypriot and the Turkish Cypriot. Basque verse improviser (bertsolari) Amets Arzallus travels to Cyprus to uncover the consequences of this conflict that left many families homeless and thousands of people dead or missing. While there, he meets many local musicians and poets, with whom he discusses the country’s current situation. In parallel, Amets relates the conflict on Cyprus’ border to the one that divides the Basque Country and that has marked his own life. This documentary, narrated through the perspective and improvised verses of Amets Arzallus, discovers the consequences of two borders in today's Europe.