Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov. 15 / Trend , I.Isabalayeva /
The Azerbaijani Culture and Tourism Ministry expressed its displeasure towards the film 'Karabakh wounds' by Bulgarian journalist Tsvetana Paskaleva, who has defended the position of the Armenians.
"In fact, this movie is taken from previously documented materials. Now, they have combined these into a series. Ms Paskaleva is a vile person who works only freelance. She was even awarded the rank of colonel of the 'Karabakh army', Director of the Ministry's Film Propaganda and Registration Department Yusuf Sheikhov told Trend.
Ms Paskaleva, the film's director and screenwriter, shoots materials that protect the position of the Armenians since 1990. She shoots a three and a half hour film about the Karabakh conflict, which has been put into a series of seven episodes and translated into six languages. The film 'Karabakh wounds' was filmed using the most advanced U.S. technology.
Ms Paskaleva believes that young Armenians watching this movie must see what the price of liberating Artsakh was and appreciate it.
"The Culture and Tourism Ministry has no authority to prevent the display of films around the world, but in response to this we can remove the new films about the Karabakh conflict," Mr Sheikhov said.
He said the propaganda machine of Azerbaijan works as much as the Armenian one.
"So far Azerbaijan has shot a series of films about the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. However, the Ministry is not able to make films directly reflecting the realities of Karabakh, because they must be set there," Mr Sheikhov said.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Armenian armed forces have occupied 20 per cent of Azerbaijan since 1992, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts.
Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a ceasefire agreement in 1994. The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group - Russia, France, and the U.S. - are currently holding the peace negotiations.
Armenia has not yet implemented the U.N. Security Council's four resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions.