Moments with my mother

14 min.

Filmmaker: Sanan Safarov

Moments with my mother


Ruhangiz, 70, has been active her entire life, from the time she started working in her early 20s until 2014, when she learned she had breast cancer. The disease forced her to suddenly stop working and stay at home. 

When Azerbaijan announced a countrywide lockdown, Ruhangiz faced a new wave of loneliness. Her sudden isolation reminded her of the traumas she suffered earlier in her life. Despite this, Ruhangiz remains hopeful and never forgets to water her flowers.

Awards: Jury Special Award, Local short documentary category, Baku International Short Film Festival, 2020.

Best local short documentary award, Sevil International Women’s Documentary Film Festival, 2021.