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The MSU student won a trip to the Berlinale Film Festival

The 1st year student majoring in Journalism of Mariupol State University Igrar Gurbanzade became the winner of the DokuBaku Documentary Festival, which was held within the framework of the “Imagine” European Tolerance Festival.

The European Tolerance Festival took place from October 12th till October 20th in Baku. It was dedicated to the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome and aims to promote intercultural dialogue and tolerance through art. Over 9 days more than 30 documentary films were shown on different sites of the capital of Azerbaijan.

The student of Mariupol State University from Azerbaijan Igrar Gurbanzade presented at the competition a short documentary film "Corridor". The film tells about the hard luck of an Azerbaijani girl who became an IDP due to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan. According to the plot, a girl at the age of five left her native city of Lachin and moved to Baku with her family. Happy childhood was over, because since that moment the whole family lived in difficult conditions, in daily struggle and hope for a better future.

According to the results of the festival, the film by Igrar Gurbanzade was recognized as the most emotional and gained the highest appreciation of the jury. As a prize, the winner was given a trip to a big event in the world of cinema as a prize which is a trip to the Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale), where he will also present his work.

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