In these short films, you can see the work of a group of young aspiring Armenian and Azerbaijani video journalists that came together to complete a one-year film-production study programme at the 'Dialogue Through Film Academy'.
The workshop was the second in a series of meetings as part of the Limehouse discussion platform on the Georgian-Abkhaz conflict – a continuation of ongoing dialogue that we have facilitated over several years.
The Nagorny Karabakh conflict has lasted for almost three decades, resulting in war, mass displacement, and a state of ongoing instability – or ‘no war, no peace’. An internationally mediated peace process has fluctuated between moments of optimism and despair since it was established in 1994. A peace accord between Armenia and Azerbaijan remains elusive.
For over half a century, the Georgian-Abkhaz conflict has persisted. War in the early 1990s left in its wake trauma, insecurity, displacement and obstacles to development. A peace process, initially mediated by the UN, and since 2008 co-mediated by the EU, UN and OSCE, has not resulted in any serious progress towards a negotiated peace.