COMMON BORDERS
    Since 1974, Cyprus is divided by the last wall still standing in Europe, a border that divides the island in two communities: the Greek Cypriot and the Turkish Cypriot.

    Amet Arzallus, a Basque “bertsolari” (improvisational poet), travels to Cyprus to learn about the consequences of this conflict, which left thousands of dead or missing persons and many homeless families. Once there, he meets local musicians and poets with whom he discovers the current situation.

    Amets finds an echo of the Cyprus’ border dispute in his own life. He was born close to the border that divides the Basque Country, a barrier that he compares to a wound that has also marked his life.

    The film is told through the eyes and words of Amets Arzallus. With his improvised songs we discover the consequences of two borders in Europe today.
    Original idea and Series EditorXuban Inxausti
    Executive ProducerJoan Úbeda
    Senior Production ManagerPilar Razquin
    Written byGerard Farré-Escofet
    Directed byMarc Parramon
    Camera and editingMarc Parramon
    Production managerLeire Larisgoitia
    MusicIzorel
    GraphicsAsier Lasa
    Technical coordinationLluís López, Jordi Gavaldà
    Translations and subtitlesK2000 (Javier Manzano)