Under the Same Sun

(Sous un même soleil)

Nagorno-Karabakh is of great symbolic importance to both Armenians and Azerbaijanis. The countries are waging a long-running dispute over this area, which is continually escalating into military clashes.

Azerbaijanis and Armenians both have a cultural, historical and political connection to the Nagorno-Karabakh region, and each emphasises its own regional identity. Twenty-five years have passed since the first war over Nagorno-Karabakh, but both sides are still attacking each other militarily. The suffering and bloodshed have led to deep-rooted hurt and blame. "Armenians say that Azerbaijanis are to blame and vice versa," complains Ravan, an Azerbaijani journalist who reveals his point of view on the matter in the film. For her part, Anna, an Armenian refugee, is burdened by traumatic childhood experiences. The past is still alive and it is almost impossible for those directly involved to discuss the topic rationally. Shortly after the film's completion, the region was shaken by the outbreak of another war.

About the film

Director: François Jacob
Canada
2020 | 97 min.

Language: Armenian, English, Russian

Subtitles: Czech, English
In the case of outdoor and indoor screenings, the films are shown only with Czech subtitles.

Czech premiere

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Director

François Jacob

Filmography
2020 - Under the Same Sun
2017 - A Moon of Nickel and Ice
2014 - Tu la suivras

François  Jacob

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