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Queens of Amathus Documentary Premiere

November 3, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Queens of Amathus, a powerful Birmingham documentary, is set to tell incredible journeys made by Cypriots to Birmingham. It will premiere on  Sunday 3rd November at Cineworld, Broad Street, Birmingham.

Women highlighted in the film headed to Birmingham for various reasons, united by their stories of personal sacrifice, poverty and war. The film follows each person’s journey through time, right from the early lace trade pre-World War II through to the struggle of British rule and the Turkish invasion in 1974, where thousands of Cypriot people tragically lost their homes and in some cases were separated from their families due the atrocities that occurred.

Each woman featured in the documentary shares a very emotional and personal account of her experiences, with their lives in Birmingham a world apart from the quaint villages and towns of the small Mediterranean island. Poverty and the lack of opportunities forced many to leave their homeland and then conflict and war brought many more to the city, including one youngster who was separated from her mother and family in Famagusta during the invasion at the age of three, leaving her traumatised from the events that occurred.

The documentary is the brain child of Panikos Panayiotou, sports development manager at Birmingham City Council.

To Book: Tickets are available. Contact the production directly through Facebook or email Lgkest2014@gmail.com to reserve your place.

 

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Details

Date:
November 3, 2019
Time:
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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Venue

Cineworld
181 Broad Street
Birmingham, B15 1DA
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