To those of you who have expressed concern based on its description that this film provides an incomplete history of the Karabagh war, we hope upon watching the film it is clear that this film is a personal story of one man and does not attempt to portray an historical account or broader analysis of the war. The filmmaker's statement may provide more context:
I made this film trying to tell the story of a couple of people I knew some
years ago. I was a journalist in the Karabagh war and met many soldiers.
These soldiers were Armenian, I am Armenian also. I wanted to make a film
about how these people had dealt with the war. Personally I was not
concerned to get involved in the politics of this war; it was a terrible
time for all involved, and resulted in many deaths and victims on each side.
Countless Azeri and Armenian people were displaced by this conflict which is
a great tragedy for the region. I wanted to make a film which told a
personal story, one which could be appreciated by anyone who has been
involved in any war. I am well aware that the topic is a sensitive one, but
my aim was to avoid the politics associated with this conflict by telling a
universal story. I have tried not to push a political agenda in the film,
only a personal one; about the lives of some people I knew when I was a
journalist. My aim has never been to provide a biased picture of the
conflict, only an account of some people involved, as I am well aware of the
trauma created by this war.