Cyprus: Digging the Past in Search of the Future (trailer)

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Friday, 11 February, 2011

In December 2009, Lakhdar Brahimi, Jimmy Carter and Desmond Tutu joined four teenagers - two Greek Cypriot and two Turkish Cypriot - to learn about a very difficult and painful issue: the search for missing persons in Cyprus. Their journey to discover more about the Cypriots working to uncover their hidden past has been made into a documentary.

Thousands of people from both the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot communities were killed during violence and conflict in the 1960s and 1970s, many of whom have been missing for more than forty years.

As Desmond Tutu says in the film: "Everywhere in the world when somebody has been killed or disappeared, they all have the same longing. What happened to our loved ones? All of them want to know."

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