City of light

Categories:Documentary, Feature, Music, Video 
Country: Azerbaijan 
Runtime: 01:03:00


Selecting footage I’d shot of my beloved city I was very nervous. How best should I tell you of my Baku? Avoiding the trivial: “Baku is a place where East meets West”, or “This is the city of ancient culture permeated with contemporary rhythms”. I was looking for other words… Or perhaps it would be best if I didn’t speak at all, but remained silent altogether? And let Baku speak for itself.

I’d like you to hear the melody of Baku. It is in the flutter of pigeons’ wings, in the droning ship sirens, in the noise of the drilling rigs, in the happy chirping of kids… So watch and listen… Not to me, but to the voices of believers and to the sounds of the big city…
Information for the audience: 
Directors: Lala Akhundova
Writers: Lala Akhundova
Producers: Kamil Mammadov
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Student project: No
Completion date: 2014-12-08
Shooting format: digital
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Film color: Color
First-time filmmaker: Yes