Waiting for friendship (2020)

For three decades, Azerbaijan’s militaristic government has threatened Armenians living in Nagorno-Karabakh with annihilation. Parallel to the war on the front there is an unequal war in the media in which two denialist dictatorships use large amounts of money to distort the facts. This film aims to contribute to raising awareness and giving a voice to the people of Karabagh. In efforts to seem unbiased, many in the international press have created a false equivalency between the two sides, without investigating independently what is actually happening and why.

Concept and editing Silvina Der Meguerditchian Testimonies Ashot Harutunyan | Shushi Lousik Aguletsi | Dilijan Lilith Babaian | Stepanakerd Camera & Photography Silvina Der Meguerditchian (2008, Nagorny Karabagh) Ioana Mitrea (2016, Dilijan) Eric Grigorian, EVN Report (10/2020, Nagorny Karabagh) Roubina Margossian, EVN Report (10/2020, Nagorny Karabagh) Music Kanun improvisation Avedis Neehus Sound editing Silvina Der Meguerditchian Editing assistance Héctor Gonzalez Off voice Silvina Der Meguerditchian Sound sources https://freesound.org/ Source of historic photographs: Mekhitarist Order, San Lazzaro, Venice RAA foundation (Research on Armenian Architecture) Samvel Karapetian US National Archives, Public Domain Other sources: Tessa Hofmann Subtitles Silvina Der Meguerditchian

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