Director: Liz Mermin

60 minutes, Ireland, 2013, Digi-beta

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?

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