This is the title of a short movie/ project, prepared by two young journalists from Armenia and Azerbaijan. The idea is very creative I have to say. Two taxi drivers- Armenian and Azerbaijani- drive around their cities- Yerevan and Baku- listening to Azerbaijani and Armenian (respectively) music and asking their passengers what do they think of the other.
My first impressions: it made me feel sad, because watching it, whether you want it or not, the reality hits you. While, many young people from both sides are engaged in joint projects, conversations, meetings and initiatives- working together to break the walls of long- lasting mistrust- still, many if not majority on both sides, think of the other as "an enemy".
The movie also shows, how little the two sides know of each other, something thats been generated as a result of long and thus as a result deeply embedded stereotypes.
Though, overall, I found the initiative engaging, the lack of passengers talking from the Azerbaijani side, makes the movie rather weak especially in terms of understanding both sides' thinking (if thats what this project aims at, and I believe thats what it is). I would say, thats the biggest minus of this movie.
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