The Green Line is special to us for many reasons, not least of all because it is the culmination of what at times felt like an impossible journey.
This documentary began in 2014 amidst the re-opening of talks for the re-unification of Cyprus. Not knowing how to get positively involved, but wanting to, we decided that whatever form our contribution would take it would be centered on the UN Buffer Zone in Cyprus, the literal divider of the two sides of the island, as well as the most symbolic consequence of the ongoing conflict between Turkish-Cypriots and Greek-Cypriots. Our aim was to turn the Buffer Zone into a memorial of the catastrophic consequences of divisive politics. During the inevitable difficulties of once again re-unifying two deeply scarred ethnic groups under the same flag, we wanted the Buffer Zone to be both showcased and preserved for posterity, serving as a constant reminder of what the price would be of failing to continue towards a mission of peaceful co-existence.
The Green Line serves as a digital memorial, preserving parts of the UN Buffer Zone as they stand today in the most effective way possible: through a medium capable of reaching millions of viewers. One of the things that we feel is so special about The Green Line is its utilization of VR to its maximum potential. Through the use of VR, The Green Line grants total immersion into a space where human activity has been banned since 1974, allowing otherwise impossible glimpses of what has been lost and nearly forgotten, returning it to its original inhabitants, and introducing it to the world at large