Florence, March 7 AZERTAC
Within the framework of the International “Justice for Khojaly” Campaign, the ceremony to present the award winning documentary, “Endless Corridor”, produced directed by Aleksandras Brokas and narrated by Jeremy Irons has been held in Florence, Italy.
Co-organized by the Embassy of Azerbaijan in Italy, the European Azerbaijan Society (TEAS) the event brought together researchers, representatives of public, Azerbaijani students and the Media.
Ambassador of Azerbaijan to Italy Mammad Ahmadzade recalled that the Khojaly Massacre was a terrible atrocity that occurred in February 1992. The Ambassador expressed hope that European and international community would assist to resolve the conflict.
The premiere of the documentary was held on July 1 last year at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA). Gerald Rafshoon (US), a Grammy Award winner, and Aleksandras A. Brokas (Lithuania) are the documentary's producers.
Endless Corridor has been submitted for more than 60 film festivals throughout the world. Most have already included it in their official programs. The next one is the prestigious Cape Town Film Festival in South Africa. Two more awards came from Tenerife International Film Festival in July, where the film was declared to be the "Best Documentary", and Aleksandras Brokas the "Best Director of a Documentary."
Endless Corridor follows two journalists, Lithuanian Richard Lapaitis and Russian Victoria Ivleva, on their return to Azerbaijan 20 years after covering the horrific Khojaly Massacre during the Armenian–Azerbaijani conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh. They journey to find the survivors they had first met in the aftermath of the Armenian attack. The accounts of both victims and perpetrators tell a dramatic story of the humanity and inhumanity of events in western Azerbaijan on 26 February 1992.
The film is narrated by Jeremy Irons, the Oscar-winning British actor, and the Emmy-winning American producer Gerald Rafshoon was the Executive Producer.
The film was presented in Istanbul, Ankara, Rome, Vilnius, London, Paris, Dublin, Berlin, Bern and Luxembourg in February as part of the Justice for Khojaly campaign, organised by Leyla Aliyeva, Vice-President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation.