My heritage has always been a source of pride and confusion. Too loud to be ‘British’. Too polite to be ‘Greek’. My whole life I wanted to fit in these boxes of ‘Greek’ and ‘British’. Finally after many years I understood that the happiness I feel when I talk about my Greek heritage makes me Greek. And the satisfaction I get having a cup of tea after a long day makes me British! My Mother is my best friend, my rock, my universe. Without her I would be lost into the darkness. Ελληνική κληρονομιά is a tribute to her and the wonderful stories she told me about Greece as a child.
Performed, choreographed and edited by Erica Mulkern
Voiceover by Rebecca Papadopoulou
Videography by Imran Mirza
With thanks to The National Lottery Heritage Fund, Greek & Greek-Cypriot Gastronomy in London and Eyes Wide Open UK. With thanks to National Lottery Players. This video was created for the Greek and Greek Cypriot Gastronomy in London project, which explores the culinary heritage of the Greek and Greek Cypriot communities in London, through art and oral history interviews. A publication will be launched soon, stay tuned for more information.