The short film, In the Shadow of Cedar, is being showcased at international film festivals. The film directed by Turkish Cypriot Müge Günay, about the story of the migration of the Turkish Cypriots caused by the embargoes, will be screened at the Asian Film Centre (AFC) Global Independence Film Festival in Kolkata, India, on 10-12 November.
Director of the film Müge Günay to a TAK reporter that the scenario of the film was written by Turkish Cypriot author Şafak Yolcu and it was filmed in Cyprus last April. Günay stressed that the film was about desperate migrations caused by the embargoes imposed on the Turkish Cypriot people.
The film was recognized with an ‘Academy Special Award’ at the 10th Free Film Festival in Turkey. Moreover, it was recognized as a semi-finalist at the international film festival organized in the Republic of Cote d’ivoire and also took place as an official selection at the festivals held in the UK and India.
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