a version to start the film from our previous edit
Breath of air a documentary film by Lucia Rikaki
Some times a breath of fresh air brings people together for the most unexpected reason and they become family.Nicosia the only divided European capital 2009
Pervin came from Turkey as she could not continue her school there
David came from Georgia following his mother's quest for work
Jasmin came from Iraq after the war
Levani came from Georgia after the war
Jim followed his single mother from the Philippines
George comes daily from a village outside Nicosia
Kemal prays in the Mosque
Nicol prays in the christian Church
the border is only 500 meters away from the school
some kids do not have the necessary papers to cross
A documentary on the most multinational school in Cyprus just a few hundred meters away from the Green line. Nicosia is the only European capital which yet remains divided.
A visit to the school overwhelms you with the variety of nationalities and the original educational approach implemented by most teachers there.
The school is one of the most historic schools of the country.
Built in 1959 hosted a lot of recent Cypriot history.
The building itself is very interesting in terms of architecture, but mostly the area the old town of Nicosia is overwhelming.
46 teachers and 216 students attend coming from 21 nationalities
This is an original educational experiment, a creative game of coexistence in this very area of the old town that the inhabitants themselves have some how turned into some sort of ghetto as they have abandoned living in the down town part of and this has now largely been inhabited by the new citizens the foreign workers that have been arriving in the last decades from all over the world seeking for a better future in Cyprus.