Waking Famagusta provides a historic snapshot of one of the most conflict-ridden regions in Europe revealed through a mother-daughter story of ancestral awakening and the birth of an international urban reclamation movement. In 2003, Vasia Markides, captivated by her mother’s stories of her birthplace, Famagusta, Cyprus and encouraged by Turkey’s recently loosened restrictions on checkpoints in the occupied country, decided to venture to her maternal ancestral land – a journey that would prove to be life-changing. The film follows Vasia’s fixation with Famagusta and her mother’s dream to create a plan for peace and sustainability for the troubled region.
If the island is reunited, Famagustians will be given the right to return home. When this happens, they will confront one of the largest reconstruction challenges Europe has seen since the end of World War II.
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