Baku, Azerbaijan, May 9
By Jamila Aliyeva - Trend:
The US Ambassador to Azerbaijan Robert Cekuta was able to attend the first screening of the new documentary film, "Objective Baku. Hitler's war on oil", about Azerbaijan's role in achieving the Allied victory in World War II.
The ambassador shared his thoughts on the film on the Facebook page of the US embassy in Baku on May 9.
"The film was extremely interesting, drawn from a variety of sources," Cekuta wrote. "The film reminded me that the victory was the culmination of a full range of Allied contributions and sacrifices, including from Azerbaijan."
"Thinking about the events of seventy years ago and what has happened since, it is clear that Victory Day is not about a triumph of force," he wrote. "It is rather the forging of a transatlantic community and the creation of shared institutions that brought an unprecedented era of peace, prosperity, and stability to Europe."
The ambassador said the US deeply values those ties and shared ideals and remains fully committed to the future of that relationship.
"Today we remember the lives lost from all Allied countries and the great things our parents and grandparents did in the face of tremendous threats and challenges, including the former Soviet states that are now sovereign members of the transatlantic community."
The "Objective - Baku. Hitler's war on oil" documentary reveals the role of Azerbaijan and its people in defeating Nazism and the strategic importance of the Azerbaijani oil during the war.
The film is dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the Victory over Nazism was produced by Arzu Aliyeva, Louis Vaudeville and directed by Robert Mugnerot.
The documentary is the joint product by the Baku Media Center and the Clarke Costelle & Co. production company recognized for its documentaries.
Along with the Azerbaijani version, the Russian, English, French, German and Italian versions of the documentary are available. The film is to be broadcast at the National Geographic channel in 26 countries.
The film is to be broadcast at the AzTV channel in Azerbaijan on May 9.