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"If you don’t kill them, they will kill you.” For more than a century, Azerbaijanis and Armenians have been fighting over Nagorno-Karabakh, a mountainous enclave in the middle of Azerbaijan. The small territory has been home to both peoples over the centuries, but was eventually seized by the Armenians in 1994. Since then, governments and officials from both sides have stirred up nationalistic sentiments and hatred among the population.

Director François Jacob explores both sides of the Nagorno-Karabakh border, as well as neighbouring countries and the diasporas. Beautifully shot, Under the Same Sun bears witness to how human beings can build identities based on prejudice, making peace difficult—if not impossible—to reach. But Jacob also takes care to show the diehard optimism of both Azerbaijanis and Armenians, who tirelessly try to open discussions with the “enemy”. -ML

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    97 minutes
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    François Jacob