Whispers of a common past

Whispers of a common past

Carried out by the Selçuk Municipality Selçuk Ephesus City Memory Center and Diadrasis, conducting interdisciplinary studies on archaeological and architectural protection, the project "Whispers of a Common Past" tracked common aspects of the Greek and the Turkish cultures. The project has focused on similar aspects of the Turkish and the Greek in the customs of celebrations, who had a common life for centuries. The archives, available at the Selçuk Ephesus City Memory Center and that of the Panhellenic association of Ephesians consisted of the documents, photographs and oral historical documents related to the population exchange between Greece and Turkey pursuant to the Lausanne Peace Treaty in 1923, has brought into the agenda once again with this project. Presenting the interviews made with the first and second generation exchanged people living in Turkey and Greece, the documentary film aimed to transfer the common values between both cultures to the next generations, and to expand the current archives as a reconciliation tool. The project has received the award for best cross-border project (heritage) in the Eastern-European congress held in Lublin. Project website: www.whispersofcommonpast.wordpress.com.
project website
  1. Heritage & Memory
  2. Identity
  3. Migration
  4. Athens
  5. Izmir
  6. Film & Cinema
  7. Interview
  8. Film

Laura-Melpomeni Tapini 


Athens, Greece

The connection

"Whispers of a common past": a connection between Athens (Greece) & Izmir (Turkey)