The documentary project aims to contribute to the reconciliation between the peoples of Turkey and Armenia through exploring identities of generations of Armenian and Turkish families from Vakıflı - the last Armenian village in Turkey with population of only 135. The documentary has been produced with the assistance of the European Union within the framework of the programme Support to the Armenia-Turkey Normalisation Process.
Sleep Of The Oranges
Date: 9th of December 2015
Anka Culture and Arts Center
(Address: Kazım Karabekir Caddesi, Yavuzlar İş Merkezi, Teras Kat, No: 6 , 65300, Van)
''Sleep Of The Oranges''
With the deportation law passed in 1915, the Musadagh Armenians were forced to leave their homes to Aleppo, and from there to their final destinations of exile. Taking refuge in the mountains surrounding their villages in order to escape the fatal results of deportation, they created an unexpected resistance. They then passed the memories of this honorable struggle from generation to generation. Hasmig Martiryan is one of the young women who grew up listening to these memories, dreaming to see Musadagh herself.
In this documentary, following the footsteps of her ancestors, she goes through an odyssey of her own to discover her roots, identity, history and home.
This documentary has been produced with the assistance of the European Union within the framework of the programme Support to the Armenia-Turkey Normalisation Process.
On September 13, 2018, Urban Foundation for Sustainable Development (UFSD) hosted a workshop on “Exchange of Best Practices in Plastic Waste Management between Armenia- and Turkey-based CSOs and Practitioners.” The workshop is part of a project that contributes to the development of cooperation between environmentalists, waste management practitioners, businesses and local authorities of Armenia and Turkey through sharing best practices in plastic waste management. The grantee, Urban Foundation for Sustainable Development in partnership with the Union of Diyarbakir Young Businessmen organized a 1-day workshop in Diyarbakir with participation of 20 representatives of local authorities, plastic waste management practitioners, environmental CSOs, businesses in the field of plastic waste separation and recycling from Armenia and Turkey. The workshop was followed by a study visit to Plastic Waste Recycling Plant in Diyarbakir, as well as a follow-up exchange workshop in Yerevan. Based on the results of the study visit and workshops UFSD will produce a booklet on the best practices of plastic waste management in Armenia and Turkey. The project will result in an increased awareness of stakeholders of the plastic waste management practiced on the other side of the border, as well as will provide an opportunity for networking between practitioners and businesses focusing on plastic waste management. Representatives of local authorities may consider replicating the best practices in plastic waste management in their own communities.
This activity took place within the framework of the Sub-grants Scheme implemented by Eurasia Partnership Foundation as part of the “Support to the Armenia-Turkey Normalization Process” programme, funded by the European Union and the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs.