Parts of a circle: a film history of the roots of the Nagorny Karabakh conflict

Parts of a circle: a film history of the roots of the Nagorny Karabakh conflict

Thursday, 10 November 2016 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Venue: 
Syndicate Room
Speaker(s): 
Jonathan Aves (Conciliation Resources)
Convenor: 
Professor Roy Allison (St Antony's)

This one hour film is the first in a three part series about the Nagorny Karabakh conflict which traces its roots from the late Soviet period to the outbreak of serious fighting in 1992.

It is a pathbreaking collaboration between Armenian and Azerbaijani filmmakers made with the support of Conciliation Resources, a London-based NGO, showing each side's perspective on some of the conflict's most controversial and painful events. It features interviews with the people who were there both in leading political roles and as ordinary citizens as well as previously unseen archive footage.

The film is in Russian but English-language scripts will be available.

Participants are invited to stay after the screening for a discussion.