Sophia and Her People

© Loizos
35 minutes / Colour / 1985
Directed by
Peter Loïzos

Country of production United Kingdom

Sofia and her family lost their village home in 1975 when Turkey invaded Cyprus. The film, mainly set in Nicosia in 1983, shows the pressures of refugee economic recovery through shift work in a family bakery, and the pains of dislocation felt by Sofia in her laments which she sings at the intervals during the film.

Language and subtitles Original Language with English Subtitles

Region South-East Europe

Country Cyprus

Keywords Refugees / Displaced populations Social Change Family / Kinship