An absolutely even-handed and brilliantly illuminating account of both the war over Karabakh and the diplomatic efforts which have so far failed to bring a peaceful solution to it.
Jonathan Steele
Former Moscow correspondent for the Guardian

This film draws upon precious rare original interviews with eyewitnesses and participants in the events of 1988-94, from presidents to military field commanders, to ordinary people whose lives were turned upside down by the fighting.

Produced in English, the film aims to condense the rich material contained in the original three films, which covered the lead up to the outbreak of war, the war, and the search for peace respectively, in order to bring its messages to a wider international audience. 

The Parts of a Circle project weathered a period of dramatic decline in Armenian-Azerbaijani relations and a major escalation of violence in 2016 which prevented broad release of the films. However, the films were screened on more than 100 occasions in closed settings to a wide range of Armenians and Azerbaijanis, including journalists, students, policymakers, people living close to the front lines and those displaced as a result of the conflict. 

This film was premiered at London’s Chatham House in February. Further plans for screenings across the South Caucasus region and global capitals having been put on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic, so along with our partners we have now decided to release the film online.

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Funded by the European Union


This film and the associated materials were produced with the support of the European Union, via the European Partnership for the Peaceful Settlement of the Conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh (EPNK). The views presented in the film and associated materials cannot be taken to represent any position held by the European Union.