In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide, we dedicate 2015 to an exploration of multiple facets of Armenian culture, history, and landscape through film in our series I Am Armenian. Learn more about I Am Armenian.
Over the course of five days in 1994, the filmmaker Vardan Hovhannisyan documented a close-range battle of the Karabakh War, in which half the soldiers were wounded and a full third killed. Twelve years later he finds survivors, men with whom he shared a terrifying trench. His intimate conversations with these veterans demonstrate the cost of war and what it is to survive the peace. (2007, Dir. Vardan Hovhannisyan)
A Q&A with filmmaker Dr. Carla Garapedian of the Armenian Film Foundation and Ara Khachatourian follows the screening.
Ara Khachatourian is the English Editor of Asbarez Daily Armenian Newspaper, the largest and oldest Armenian daily newspaper in the country. He has been in that position since 1992. He was Media Director at Rock the Vote, as well as Media Relations Director at the Armenian National Committee of America-Western Region. He has been an ANCA-WR Board Member. He was also part of the March for Justice organizing committee. Historians consider the Karabagh War (1989-1994) one of the first signs of the Soviet Union's collapse. Khachatourian has been covering the ongoing news about Karabakh for years and has visited the region many times.
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