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Fear and uncertainty: The life of Georgians in Gali

That is the distance that separates ethnic Georgians living in breakaway Abkhazia from Georgian-controlled territory. It was the distance separating Badri*, 34, from his...


9 October, 2019

Drawing peace in a time of war

Children in the Armenian village of Aygepar live with the sounds of bullets.  They were born on the frontlines of the 31-year conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan. The village is in a valley just 250 meters from the Azerbaijani border. Two Azerbaijani bases ove...


3 October, 2019

A new generation of phobias

This film touches on today’s reality. I believe that fears are meant to change along with the times. I wanted to show the types of phobias that new technologies bri...


2 October, 2019

Living with fear: Azerbaijan’s domestic abuse nightmare

"Victims of violence often prefer to keep silent. They think ‘my husband can beat me, swear at me.’ Their children also become victims.”


1 October, 2019

A baby girl is nice – but a boy is better

Celebrating births has become a major industry in Azerbaijan, where event planners say festivities to mark the arrival of a new baby can rival even wedding parties.

My Body, My Choice

26 September, 2019

Tattoos and other taboos

Sona Hakobyan was 14 when she got her first tattoo, a tiny heart on her hand. For years she added one after another, dreading the winter months when she would have to cov...

My Body, My Choice

26 September, 2019


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