Halle – The Azerbaijani “Caviar Connection” – ESI at Silbersalz Film Festival

19 September 2021
Gerald Knaus at Silbersalz Film Festival​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Gerald Knaus at Silbersalz Film Festival. Photo: Gerald Knaus

ESI’s Gerald Knaus was invited to give a presentation at Silbersalz Film Festival on Azerbaijan and its Caviar Diplomacy. Gerald showed how the authoritarian regime of Azerbaijan systematically violated human rights and democratic rules, while building good relations with Western countries and at the same time undermining their democratic institutions, above all the Council of Europe. He strongly argued that the government of Azerbaijan and its Western apologists should be sanctioned. 

His presentation followed the screening of the documentary “Caviar Connection”, featuring interviews with Gerald, Azerbaijani dissidents, and other political observers. Afterwards, Gerald debated with Jens Afflerbach (Executive Director at Story House Productions).

Caviar Connection​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Caviar Connection. Photo: Silbersalz Film Festival