Please join us for the US premiere of the Cypriot Documentary
Tuesday, December 13th
AFI Silver Theatre
Silver Spring, MD
In 1970, the people of the village of Karmi on the north coast of Cyprus participated in a memorable experience: the shooting of George P. Cosmatos' risqué romance THE BELOVED, starring movie icon Raquel Welch. The first Hollywood production to be filmed in Cyprus, THE BELOVED signaled a new future for the country as film destination, a future that was terminated abruptly by the Turkish invasion of 1974 and the changes that followed. Four decades later, this documentary recounts the experiences of those who lived through these two key events in Cypriot history.
Best Documentary, Jury Award, 2016 India Cine Film Festival; Official Selection, 2015 Thessaloniki and Lemesos Documentary film festivals.
DIR Constantinos Patsalides; SCR/PROD George Avraam.
Cyprus/Italy/UK, 2015, color, 75 min, DCP.
In Greek, English and Italian with English subtitles.
Honouring of Mr Marios Damianides, as the Visionary of the Year 2016, from the Lighthouse Guild, 11/21/2016
The Cypriot, Mr Marios Damianides, a Partner in the Advisory Practices of Ernst & Young LLP and Northeast Cyber Security Practice Lead, was recognized and honored as the Visionary of the Year 2016, from The Lighthouse Guild, on November 21, on the occasion of its Gala, in New York. The Lighthouse Guild is an organization providing a full spectrum of integrated vision & healthcare services to blind or visually impaired people, including those with multiple disabilities or chronic medical conditions, aiming to give its clients the ability to lead productive, dignified and fulfilling lives.
Cyprus has yet to join the U.S. Visa Waiver Program
Με την παρούσα ανακοίνωση πληροφορείσθε, ότι σημερινά δημοσιεύματα στον τύπο για συμπερίληψη της Κύπρου στο Πρόγραμμα απαλλαγής από την υποχρέωση θεώρησης (Visa Waiver program) των ΗΠΑ, δεν ανταποκρίνονται στην πραγματικότητα. Η ένταξη στο πρόγραμμα αποτελεί προτεραιότητα για την Κύπρο, ως εκ τούτου οι προσπάθειες συνεχίζονται σε συνεργασία με τις ΗΠΑ. Συνεπώς, η υποχρέωση κατοχής θεώρησης στα διαβατήρια Κυπρίων πολιτών που προτίθενται να ταξιδέψουν στις ΗΠΑ, συνεχίζει να υφίσταται. Για περισσότερες πληροφορίες αναφορικά με τη διαδικασία αίτησης για έκδοση θεώρησης εισόδου στις ΗΠΑ παρακαλείσθε όπως επισκέπτεσθε την ιστοσελίδα ais.usvisa-info.com/en-cy/niv.
Today’s press reports regarding the extension of the US Visa Waiver Program to the Republic of Cyprus are not accurate. Accession to this Program remains a priority for Cyprus, hence, we continue working closely with the US administration towards this end. Therefore, the US visa requirement for Cyprus passport holders who plan to travel to the United States continues. For further information regarding the visa application process please visit the relevant web page ais.usvisa-info.com/en-cy/niv.
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Presentation and discussion co hosted by the Cyprus Embassy and the Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute (CAARI): Looting and Illicit Traffiking of Cultural Heritage: Cyprus and Neighboring Countries
The Embassy of the Republic of Cyprus and the Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute (CAARI) co-hosted the presentation and discussion entitled Looting and Illicit Trafficking of Cultural Heritage: Cyprus and Neighboring Countries on Monday, October 24, 2016.
The Speakers included:
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Head of Anti-Trafficking United of the Cyprus Police, Ms Rita Theodorou Superman, was distinguished as TIP Hero by Secretary Kerry at US State Department ceremony
Cyprus Police Head of Anti-Trafficking Unit, Rita Theodorou Superman, was distinguished today, 30 June 2016, by the US Secretary of State John Kerry as one of nine “Trafficking in Persons Heroes” from around the world, for her tireless efforts to combat human trafficking in Cyprus. Ms. Superman also had the distinction of thanking the Secretary and the US State Department on behalf of all her fellow 2016 TIP Heroes — from The Bahamas, Botswana, Mauritania, Nepal, Pakistan, Russia, Senegal and posthumously, Hungary. Her speech, highlighting the suffering of victims and the threats they face even after successful conviction of traffickers, was a rallying call for action. “We can all do more” she told the audience at the State Department ceremony.
Ms. Superman’s dedication, together with her colleagues' at the Cyprus Police and across line Ministries, has also manifested in Cyprus being moved to the highest Tier 1 status in recognition of the Government of Cyprus’ efforts to combat human trafficking.
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