Where Lies My Victory? / Var finns min seger?

Where lies my Victory?

When Aida was 36 she left her three children in order to go war. When David was 15 he enlisted as a volunteer for the front, to fight for Armenia. It took five years for Aida to return to her family. David came back in a wheelchair.
During the early 1990s Armenia fought a bloody war against neighbouring Azerbaijan. Armenia won the conflict, and repossessed the Nagorno Karabakh enclave, but at what cost to those involved? When Aida and David they did not find the community of brotherhood and justice that they thought they would.
The theatre of war in the film is Armenia, but it could just as well have been Beirut, Kosovo, Bosnia or Palestine. The victims of war are to be found in all too many places. ‚Is there really any victory?‘ Aida asks.

Details

Country of Production
Sweden

Year of Production
2002

Format
Digi Beta Pal, Beta SP Pal

Length
58 min

Director
PeÅ Holmquist and Suzanne Khardalian

Production
HB PeÅ Holmquist Film, Bech Film Aps, Illume Oy in co-production with STV, DR TV, YLE FST

Original Language
Armenian, English

Subtitles
English

Festivals / Awards

FIPA Biarritz 2003
Infinity FF Alba 2003
Cracow FF 2003 (Diploma of Honour at the Cracow FF 2003)