France / Armenia / OmeU / 69 min / Documentary / 2019

Nothing to be afraid of

Five women meticulously and silently clear the "Lachin Corridor" meter by meter of landmines in the mountains of Berg-Karabakh. This former war zone was littered with thousands of mines. The women work with utmost concentration and take great risks. The silence of the forest is interrupted by the soft humming and beeping of metal detectors and occasionally by the controlled detonation of located mines. With this documentary close-up, Silva Khnkanosian pays tribute to the life-threatening work of these women and sheds light once again on the destructive consequences of a long-lasting war.

Director: Silva Khnkanosian

Silva Khnkanosian

Armenian director Silva Khnkanosian was trained at the Manana Youth Center, an Armenian organization that aims to develop the intellectual and creative talents of young people. Currently, she works as a reporter and photographer, and "Nothing to be Afraid of" is her first film work. The documentary has won multiple awards and has been shown at various film festivals


2019 Nothing to be afraid of