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Edition: Fear

by Shorena Tevzadze
by Tamta Jijavaze, Vano Andiashili, Lilit Mkhitaryan, Elnur Mukhtar, Ahmad Mukhtar 

by Sona Mnacakanyan and Greta Harutyunyan

by Mariam Avanesyan
by Avetis Avetisyan

Loss by grace
by Sabina Kalashova

What will the neighbors say?
by Gulgun Mamedkhanova

Living with fear: Azerbaijan's domestic abuse nightmare
by Gular Abbasova
This project is about TV shows - their addictive, drug-like nature and how I dealt with it. Here reality merges with the TV world and, as a result, we get something ugly, scary and mystical. Like seeing 22 episodes in a day.

by Shorena Tkeshelashili
Sixteen-year-old Alex struggles to find his place in conservative Armenian society. Many people do not accept him, or his style of dressing: his dyed hair, face tattoos and clothing are seen as an affront to traditional values.


For three months, Chai-Khana has brought you the stories of people across the region who are overcoming fear. Over the course of 32 feature stories, and dozens of short creative documentaries and photo projects, our contributors have captured the determination, drive and strength of people in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia as they survive conflict, fight displacement and search for better lives for themselves and their children.


Portrait is a short video story about a 46-year-old man, who shares a long, communal room in Bediani Psychiatric Hospital with 40 other patients. For some reason this man with his distinct fear to paint a self-portrait stuck in my memory for a long time.

My grandparent’s house, where I used to spend my summer holidays,  always seemed scary to me. When I recall my childhood, I remember feeling fear and loneliness, mixed with a sense of mysticism. There was a time when I perceived objects as living things. I also imagined that my childhood home was very far from the rest of the world, standing alone in the backwoods.

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