Αγώνας
LEFKARA LACE. BEFORE MEMORIES FADE
CYPRUS, 2012, 56'
  by AGON - Sunday, 18 September 2016

Lefkara Lace is the most characteristic kind of Cypriot embroidery, with its reputation having transcended the narrow geographical confines of our island. Through intense research and filming the documentary portrays the art of the Lefkara laces through the testimony and experiences of some of the most remarkable living embroiders of there kind. The documentary also portrays through photographs, reports in the Cypriot press, and interviews with some of the last living embroidery merchants an era in which the Lefkara embroidery traveled across the length and breadth of the world. “The inclusion of Lefkara Lace in UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage List acts as confirmation of its value, but also as a challenge to keep it alive through adapting it to the givens of modern times.

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Director: PASCHALIS PAPAPETROU
Producer: ANADYSIS FILMS LTD