The Other Town

Nefin Dinç

A documentary about the natives of a Greek and Turkish town. The two nations have been enemies many decades ago, but why do they insist in keeping myths built on enmity still alive? The filmmakers visited the two towns several times for a year and examined a range of aspects: how history is taught in schools, how the Other is presented during the national festivities, what the dignitaries think and say about the conflict and the past, what are the perceptions and the prejudices of the laymen and of the children, what the museums exhibit as history, etc. The inhabitants, young and old, were asked to speak about their feelings, fears and prospects vis-a-vis the Other.—Anonymous