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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

The life I lead

Between the capital's central station and the circus, there are places where a "sexual contract" is made and a body is traded for cash. Commercial sex is not legal i...

My Body, My Choice

25 September, 2019

The women are alright: Life after menopause

We never think about menopause until we face it. No one explains to a 20- or 30-year-old woman what to expect: what low estrogen levels can cause, or how to handle hot fl...

My Body, My Choice

18 September, 2019


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