Solidarity Screens: 45 Days: The Fight for a Nation

Start: Saturday, November 05, 202212:00 PM

End: Saturday, November 05, 2022 2:00 PM

On November 5th, 2022, we will be screening the documentary “45 Days: The Fight For A Nation”, a raw documentary that covers the history and news surrounding Armenia and Azerbaijan.

On September 27, 2020, Azerbaijani forces supported by NATO member Turkey, launched full scale attacks on the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh, also known as Artsakh, against Armenian Armed Forces. Former British Royal Marines Commando turned documentary filmmaker Emile Ghessen, travelled to the region to see firsthand what was going on.

The war lasted 44 days and on the 45th day, a trilateral peace agreement was signed, ending hostilities between Armenia and Azerbaijan. With thousands of men killed and thousands of people being displaced from their homes, Armenia lost majority of the territory of Nagorno-Karabakh. This raw unseen footage tells the story of the war and post war from an Armenian perspective in a humanization feature documentary film.

In solidarity with the people of Armenia as they face attack by Turkish and Azeri troops, we are helping raise money for Armenians in need. Donations are not required to attend but we ask that you consider making a donation of $10 to show solidarity with the Armenian people. All donations should be sent to @alielchaerart on Venmo. If you cannot donate via Venmo, please contact us and we can help facilitate any donation.

Content warning: this film depicts war, violence, and the traumatic toll that it takes on people. There are segments of real footage of soldiers being shot, graves desecrated, forced conversions, and other extreme forms of violence. Attendees are advised to be aware, and further information will be available before the screening. Please contact the hosts should you have questions.

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