Limassol, Cyprus, 4 August 2022
In its 17th year, this exclusive festival reopens its cinematic horizons by screening in a world-Cypriot premiere award-winning creative documentaries that stood out during the festival year, from the world’s film production.
The Divinity of Oneness is a searing exposé of the stories shared by victims of religious hate crimes in Germany, Greece, Portugal, and Cyprus. It provides answers to key issues about the escalating destruction of sacred sites and places of worship, the rise in hate of ‘the other’, as well as what is required to establish a society of interreligious respect and acceptance. Using a multi-angle approach, ranging from theological, intellectual, spiritual, and civic perspectives, the documentary triggers a journey of self-reflection, critical thought, and open heartedness.
A documentary by CSI and RESET, produced in collaboration with Filmhouse Pictures, in the context of the European project PROSECUW, that aims to enhance protection at places of worship in European countries, by setting up cooperation between public authorities, religious leaders, civil society actors, and the local communities, by developing their capacity to counteract radicalisation and hate-speech, in an effort to promote inter-religious respect and diversity.
During the event, more than 180 participants attended the screening at the 17th Lemesos International Documentary Festival. A venue fully packed with people interested in our work, touched by our PROSECUW documentary, actively engaged in our panel discussion with great questions and interesting suggestions. Genuine smiles, hugs, pride, happiness, and inspiring words during the networking and drinks. There no words to describe how grateful we are working with such a great team of collaborators Filmhouse Pictures (cinematography) Constantina Charalambous (graphic design) Marios Epaminondas, Marios Antoniou, Eliza Patouris, Sotiris Themistokleous, PanaYiota Con (panelists), and how inspired, touched and motivated the PROSECUW team is to continue this beautiful work for the project. As the Project Leader, the Center for Social Innovation – CSI wants to thank each and everyone of our partners for their amazing collaboration: RESET-Research and Education in Social Empowerment and Transformation for leading the documentary production, Akademie Klausenhof, ULHT – Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias and Κέντρο Μητρ. Παντελεήμων Παπαγεωργίου for their valuable contributions, the Lemesos International Documentary Festival for hosting us, and all the participants of the documentary for trusting us and for taking the courage to share their stories with the world. Our journey will continue stronger and even more meaningful and impactful for the year to come! STAY TUNED for our documentary screenings in the cities of Cyprus, Greece, Portugal and Germany!
Check our documentary trailer: