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Flag Mountain (Southern Nicosia, looking towards the border with the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus)

John Smith

UK, 2010
7 minutes, Colour, Sound, 16:9
Available formats: BluRay / HD Digital file / HD Video

In Nicosia, the divided capital of Cyprus, a display of nationalism is taken to its logical conclusion. Moving between macro and micro perspectives, ‘Flag Mountain’ sets dramatic spectacle against everyday life as the inhabitants of both sides of the city go about their daily business.

“Impressively simple, spot on and as exact as a mathematical formula, Flag Mountain by John Smith draws an accurate caricature of nationalism” – International Jury statement, Oberhausen Short Film Festival 2010

Winner of the ARTE Prize for a European Short Film, Oberhausen 2010