The documentary We Share the Same Sea will be screened on Tuesday in south Nicosia and on Wednesday in Limassol.
The documentary shows Cypriot and Israel writers talking about life, inspiration and creation. Through their words we realise that Cyprus and Israel are not just two neighboring countries that share the same sea, they are also two countries that share common characteristics.
Five Cypriot and five Israeli writers were invited to talk about what it is like to grow up in a country where dividing lines define the daily lives of people.
Therefore the documentary is not a political one, but rather a cultural one, since it leads us into finding out whether this situation affects in a creative way and even cultivates perhaps the sensitivities of the intellectuals, as a source of inspiration for the people of culture.
Journalist Eleni Xenou and film director Christophoros Roditis invited on screen ten Israeli and Cypriot writers to share both their thoughts and the questions they see as being raised by the reality of their lives, to talk about the important role played by literature, and art in general.
The Israeli writers are Etgar Keret, Meir Shalev, Zeruya Shalev, Alex Epstein, Nir Baram. The Cypriot writers are Panos Ioannides, Antis Roditis, Emilios Solomou, Maria Ioannou, Sofronis Sofroniou.
After the 30-minute screening, bestselling author Zeruya Shalev and poet and novelist Eyal Megged will lead a live dialogue with the audience. The documentary film was produced with the support of the Cyprus Ministry of Education and Culture and the Embassy of Israel in Cyprus.
Screening of the documentary followed by talk by Zeruya Shalev and Eyal Megged. July 7. Old Pallouriotissa Market, south Nicosia. 9pm. Free. Tel: +357 22 797869
July 8. Dane House Lemesos, Limassol. Tel: +357 25 340618
By Maria Gregoriou for Cyprus Mail