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INNER LINES de Pierre Yves Vandeweerd

A Film by Pierre-Yves Vandeweerd

- Producer -

Inner Lines (Lignes intérieures)

In military terminology, inner lines are escape routes which are located near opposing lines. They provide a way of passing undetected and fleeing.
In this film, they are also interior paths, places where our sorrows reside.
Around Mount Ararat, messengers and their carrier pigeons travel along these parallel paths.
It is along these inner lines that we follow them today, as they go to meet up with communities in the grip of war, in Turkey, Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh.

This film gravitates around Mount Ararat. These past years, several countries and regions around this mountain - Turkey, Kurdistan, Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh - have been plagued by an unending succession of wars and tensions, bringing hardship and suffering to local communities. Fleeing from the atrocities perpetrated by Daesh in Iraqi Kurdistan, the Yezidis have abandoned their homes to seek refuge in Turkey and Armenia or taken the road of exile to Europe. With the Armenian genocide never officially recognized by the government in Ankara, there is constant tension between the Armenians and the Turks. And only recently a fierce war raged across Nagorno-Karabakh - an Armenian enclave in Azerbaijan - resulting in the deaths of more than six thousand Armenian soldiers, most of whom were barely eighteen years old.
For the past three years, we have been wandering these regions bordering Mount Ararat to meet and film the men and women of these endangered communities as they flee, resist, fight, or try to save themselves.
Our documentary approach is based on the human dimension first and foremost. It is not our intention to describe or offer geopolitical analyses of the war situations we pass through. Our approach, instead, consists of filming, as we travel around Mount Ararat, the members of these diverse communities who have experienced war, pain and loss overnight and who are now forced to carry on with their lives, haunted by what they have seen and gone through

Product guide
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Film Crew
Screenwriter : Pierre Yves Vandeweerd
Director : Pierre-Yves Vandeweerd
Cinematographer - D.O.P. : Pierre Yves Vandeweerd


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