Peace or War

The documentary was filmed in line of contact villages between Azerbaijan and Armenia. Mainly populated by Armenian ethnic group, Nagorno-Karabakh is situated in southern-west of Azerbaijan with neighboring Armenia. Discontent over controlling the Nagorno-Karabakh region had started during the Soviet period and led to the violent clashes in the early of 1980s – last years of USSR. This conflict escalated violently and transferred to the major war between Armenians in Nagorno-Karabakh with support of Armenia state and newly independent state (1991) of Azerbaijan in early of 1990s in south-west part of Azerbaijan. Battle related death reached 25 in 1991 and the first region – Lacin in Azerbaijan was invaded in 1992 by Armenian forces. Although, cease-fire agreement has been signed by Azerbaijan and Armenia in 1994 incompatibilities are not solved and violations along the front-line continue. Ineffective negotiations are going on between the countries with mediation of OSCE Minsk Group in order to solve the conflict since 1994 up to now. More than 25,000 lives were lost on both sides since the war started.