The plunder of our memory
CYPRUS, 2021, 10′
Director: MARIA KOKKINOU
Producer: ARCHAEOLOGICAL RESEARCH UNIT, UNIVERSITY OF CYPRUS
The documentary focuses on the problem of illicit possession, trafficking and sale of antiquities in Cyprus during modern times. Through a series of interviews, the catastrophic effects of this phenomenon on our cultural heritage and the understanding of our past are presented. The narrative unfolds around the case of the village of Denia, in Nicosia district, which for many years has been a victim of the scourge of illegal trafficking of antiquities, and highlights the need for protection of our cultural heritage by all and each of us individually.