This film tells the story of two Azerbaijans: one the wealthy, tolerant, secular democratic republic that the government proudly puts on display for visiting journalists and dignitaries; the other a repressive and corrupt oligarchy with little respect for democracy or human rights. We meet an array of young writers and activists who have run into trouble with the government. The excitement around Eurovision offers an unorthodox lens through which to examine basic issues of human rights. Amazing Azerbaijan! pulls back the glittery facade that this oil-rich nation presents to the world, telling personal stories of human rights abuses to which Europe's leaders have turned a blind eye.
There will be a Q and A after the screening.