PeŇ Holmquist and Suzanne Khardalian

Documentary Film makers


Where Lies My Victory?



I hate dogs
My Dad - The Inspector
Where Lies My Victory?
From Opium To Crysanthemums
Words and Stones Ghaza 2000
Her Armenian Prince
Unsafe Ground
Back To Ararat
Ghaza Ghetto
Image from the film

Year: 2002

Awards: Special diploma at the International filmfestival in Lodz 2003.

"A film about the personal experiences of a war by Pe√Ö Holmquist and Suzanne Khardalian"

When Aida was 36 she left her three children in order to go war. When David was 15 he enlisted as a volunteer for the front, to fight for Armenia. It took five years for Aida to return to her family. David came back in a wheelchair.

During the early 1990s Armenia fought a bloody war against neighbouring Azerbaijan. Armenia won the conflict, and repossessed the Nagorno Karabakh enclave, but at what cost to those involved? When Aida and David they did not find the community of brotherhood and justice that they thought they would.

The theatre of war in our film is Armenia, but it could just as well have been Beirut, Kosovo, Bosnia or Palestine. The victims of war are to be found in all too many places. 'Is there really any victory?' Aida asks.