An Exhibition on Cyprus in Film Posters and a Documentary Screening was held at Güzelyurt Atatürk Culture Centre
Date Added: 15 January 2019, 07:48
Last Updated Date:19 November 2020, 15:06

Through cooperation between the Department of Radio, TV and Cinema of Near East University and Yeşilada Lions Club and as part of the events held to “Commemorate Martyrs and National Struggle”, an “Exhibition on Cyprus in Film Posters” and a documentary titled as “Pacta sunt servanda, hope road Erenköy (Ahde Vefa, Umut Yolu Erenköy)” was screened at the Güzelyurt Atatürk Culture Centre.

According to the press release issued by the Directorate of Press and Public Relations of Near East University, students from Güzelyurt Şehit Turgut Middle School, Güzelyurt Kurtuluş Secondary School attended the event. Additionally, Güzelyurt Yeşilada Lions Club authorities, Head of Pahpos Turkish Union and teachers attended the event.

It was pointed out that more than thirty film posters were displayed at the exhibition and in addition to the Yeşilçam cinema posters on Cyprus National Struggle films, posters of Hollywood films shot in Cyprus and other various posters of Turkish films which were recorded in Cyprus were all exhibited in the exhibition. It was added that the oldest film poster was from 1959; a film tilted as “Kızıl Bela – EOKA” who was acted and produced by a leading Turkish film star, Sezer Sezin.

Moreover, film posters of foreign made films during the years 1950 -1960 (British colonial period) shot in Cyprus are also being displayed at the exhibition. In fact, films of doyen Turkish directors Metin Erksan, Feyzi Tuna and Ömer Lütfi Akad also recorded a film in Cyprus.

It was stated that at the end of the event, 2nd President of the Yeşilada Lions Club, Göken Denker Tanaydın, presented a certificate of gratitude to Assoc. Prof. Dr Fevzi Kasap.

The forgotten Cyprus and Cinema Theme was brought back to life…
Providing further details, it was stated that the “Exhibition on Cyprus in Film Posters” was organised via cooperation between the Head of Department of Radio, TV and Cinema of Near East University, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Fevzi Kasap, and Güzelyurt Yeşilada Lions Club. Additionally, the documentary titled as “Ahde Vefa, Umut Yolu Erenköy” was produced and directed by Assoc. Prof. Dr Fevzi Kasap, Zeyde Y. Örek, and Ömer Evre.

It was stated that the exhibitioin was held based on a long-term archive study to keep the visual memory of our country going and to transfer it to the younger generations. The exhibition came to life as a project to remind the forgotten Cyprus and Cinema theme and to implement it since 2017 in order to remind the films of Cyprus as an unknown Cyprus theme or as a venue. Such that the exhibition of posters of films made between the years 1959-2014 was prepared with the contributions of Turkish Cinema Researches (TSA), which carried out studies within the Foundation of Science and Arts (BISAV) and was presented to the vision of art-lovers.