Family values are deep-rooted in Azerbaijan, and have been passed down from generation to generation since time immemorial. Care of youngsters, and respect for the elderly are cherished traditions in our country.
On October 1, demonstration of the documentary “Light Coming Through Window”, which was awarded the “TEFI Sodrujestvo” Prize, took place in the framework of the 2nd Nasimi – Poetry, Art and Morality Festival.
The film was produced with the support of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation and the Baku Media Centre.
Chief producer and author of idea, Vice-president of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation Leyla Aliyeva and Arzu Aliyeva attended the event.
The documentary “Light Coming Through Window” is about the endless struggle between the Good and the Evil. Characters of the film are trying to answer this question: What should be done in order for the Good to win victory in the eternal battle with the Evil? Among them, we see a person who has lived over 20 years in imprisonment and now, by establishing a charity organization, writing books advocating for charity, starts each his day by doing good. Another character of the film, despite being on a wheelchair, leads an active life – studies at a higher school, engages in ball dances, prepares for Olympic Games, parachutes, whereby overcomes hardships.
Children struggling with severe oncological diseases together with parents and doctors are special focus of attention in the film. Regardless of the treatment being complex – which deprives children from going to school and talking with their peers – they never lose hope and faith to recover fully. Each character of the film “Lıght Coming Through Window” calls on people to always do good, believe that everything would change for the better, and never become pessimistic.
Show of the film left deep impression in the audience.
After the show of the film, Vice-president of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation Leyla Aliyeva, giving interview to correspondences, shared her impressions of the film, saying that she often visits diseased children and keeps intercourse with them. It was this intercourse that inspired her to make this film. Leyla Aliyeva said that the idea of the film is to make everybody think more about doing good, as the more you share the goodwill the greater it becomes. She underscored that anybody wishing to see the film “Light Coming Through Window” may watch it on the YouTube channel.
Film’s director and playwright Oleg Shommer said that because the film is about destinies of real people, the filming process was very difficult. He said: “A lot changed in me after making this film. I realized that we have to help each-other more, be able to empathize with others, and not to hurt the person we see before us. The main purpose of life is love and benevolence”.
The Nasimi – Poetry, Art and Morality Festival is being held for the second time, enjoying the support of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation and the Culture Ministry.