The screening will be followed by a discussion with director Liz Mermin, producer Aisling Ahmed and Azerbaijani human rights activist Rasul Jafarov.
Amazing Azerbaijan! is a tale of two Azerbaijans: one the tolerant, Eurovision-winning, secular democratic republic that the government proudly puts on display for visiting journalists and dignitaries; the other a repressive and corrupt oligarchy with little respect for democracy or human rights.
This investigative documentary offers radically differing perspectives from a range of Azerbaijan residents and asks why European neighbours tolerate the regime’s behaviour. Might it be because Azerbaijan provides an alternative to Russia as a major world supplier of oil and gas?
Ireland on Sunday is our monthly showcase for new Irish film.