PODCAST| Nicolò Comotti interviews Marios Piperides, director of the film Smuggling Hendrix.
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Marios Piperides shows us how a simple comedic stratagem can go a long way. In his feature Smuggling Hendrix, the quest to find a dog name Jimmy reveals the absurdity of bureaucracy and the indifference of the international community that allows a country such as Cyprus to be contended like a war zone for so many years.
Smuggling Hendrix: Yiannis doesn’t have much going for him, save for his adorable dog, Jimi, and his fast-approaching date to get out of Cyprus for good. But when Jimi wanders across the U.N. buffer zone and into the section of the island Turkey seized more than forty years ago, an unregulated state unrecognized by the rest of the world, Yiannis learns, bringing a dog back over the border is not as easy as walking straight home. He enlists a mismatched band of accomplices from every side of the Cyprus dispute to find a way to get Jimi back, while never leaving the land he calls home.