For many Armenian families, Covid-19 leaves poverty in its wake.
Experts say Covid-19 lockdowns led to increased violence against children.
In Azerbaijan, Covid fueled child abuse
Child and adolescent depression and anxiety grew 25 percent globally due to the pandemic.
Covid’s silent victims: Children in Georgia struggle with depression, anxiety
Parents have found an unexpected result of screen time: children are becoming fluent in foreign languages.
Digital nanny or teacher?
A mother of three school-aged children has to choose between buying food or paying for the internet in a rural village in Armenia. When Armenian schools moved online due to the pandemic, the family of 43-year-old Lousine faced a dilemma: her three children needed the internet and computers to attend school classes but the family didn’t have money for either. Despite the family’s challenges, Lousine’s oldest daughter, Meri, found a way to attend online programming and English classes to pursue her dreams of becoming a programmer.
No Food, no bytes
After almost five decades working as an animator, prominent Azerbaijani author Elchin Akhundov was forced to retire. The man behind many popular Soviet cartoons, Elchin tries to reconcile with his new life. Deprived of the opportunity to create and teach the next generation of animators, he tries to stay creative with limited resources. Surrounded by the paper dolls he creates now, Akhundov reflects on his life, age, creativity and need to share his knowledge with a new generation.
No time to retire
An abandoned village movie theater has become a symbol of the cultural life of the region.
The big screen in my little town
Bitter, sweet pieces of virtual reality. Twitter has become home to a unique Armenian community. The members of this community behave differently on Twitter than on other social networks: this film explores the dangers and benefits of that sweet reality.