The Caviar Connection

The Caviar Connection

Czech premiere

A detailed investigative documentary reveals the systemic corruption in Ilham Aliyev's foreign policy. It presents the views of many experts and the stories of opposition journalists in Azerbaijan.

How is it that the brutal dictatorship of Ilham Aliyev in Azerbaijan outwardly creates the impression of a friendly country? The answer is its mastery of "caviar diplomacy", also used by other neighbouring states. The aim of this foreign policy practice is to build an extensive network of corruption, to buy European politicians through bribes, to influence foreign election observers or to spend huge sums of money on the performances of global pop celebrities. It is only thanks to the persistent work of indomitable journalists, such as the persecuted Khadija Ismayilova, Emin Huseynov and others, that the regime has failed to cover up its illegal oil trade or the imprisonment and elimination of political opponents.

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About the film

France
2021 / 104 min.

Director
Benoît Bringer

Language
English, French

Subtitles
Czech, English

Director

Benoît Bringer

Benoît Bringer

2021 - The Caviar Connection
2020 - Food for Change
2018 - The Carnivore’s Dilemma

Screenings

25. 3.
20:00 h
Praha: Atlas VS
Discussion
Benoît Bringer, director
27. 3.
15:30 h
Praha: Městská knihovna MS
29. 3.
15:30 h
Praha: Světozor VS
Discussion
Arif Mammadov, protagonist, opposition activist and former Azerbaijani diplomat

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