Memories Without Borders is a unique Turkish-Armenian-Azerbaijani documentary, looking at the impacts of troubled histories on individual lives today.
The joint work of a team of Turkish, Armenian and Azerbaijani film-makers, the film traces legacies of violence stretching from mass murder in Ottoman Turkey in the early 20th century, to war in Nagorny Karabakh in the 1990s.
Exploring parallels and differences
At the meeting point between official history and personal lives Memories Without Borders challenges audiences to ask: what do we choose to remember about others, and what do others choose to remember about us?
The first public screenings and debates took place across the South Caucasus (in Nagorny Karabakh, Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan) and in Istanbul in October 2012; the film was also screened at the Pomegranate Film Festival in Toronto. There will be further public screenings in Western Europe and beyond in 2013.
The film is a collaboration between CAM Film (Istanbul), Internews Media Support NGO (Yerevan), Internews Azerbaijan (Baku) and the Stepanakert Press Club. It was facilitated by Conciliation Resources with the generous support of the European Union, through the European Partnership for the Peaceful Resolution of the Conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh (EPNK).
Interested to find out more?
- Watch the full 54-minute film or view the two-minute trailer for Memories Without Borders
- Read Remembering and forgetting in Turkey and the Caucasus
- Read Turks, Armenians and Azeris: Mirrors and Memories (external link: Caucasus Edition – Journal of Conflict Transformation)
- Visit our South Caucasus programme pages for more information about our work with people affected by conflict in this region
- Watch some of the 20 short films from the associated Dialogue Through Film project
This initiative is supported by the European Union. Views expressed herein do not necessarily reflect the position of the European Union.