But that is exactly what a Concern of The Past looks like – being driven to make a statement that Cyprus is still their land.
When they’re forced to let the raft sink, it erases those pieces of the past they’d had a chance of bringing back, undoing their work. Letting that go, though, does seem to help them come to terms with what they’ve all been forced to give up. (Failure/Good)
But this isn’t really the story at all. The Friends Society doesn’t really do anything; they were planning to in the past but then the Motorcycle Protest (also in the past) messed that up. The Friends Society is stuck like everyone else, reduced by the past to a bunch of rowdy no-goods who trash a cafe because of perceived inequity.
The plot is about a man who goes into a city that’s stuck in the past, in order to recover things from the past, and to temporarily re-experience and lay claim to the pieces of the past which rightfully belong to him and everyone who was from Varosha.