New Documentary on Artsakh War at Capitol Theatre in Arlington

ARLINGTON, Mass. — The Cultural Impact Foundation recently announced its partnership with the film “45 Days: The Fight For A Nation,” a new feature documentary directed by Emile Ghessen and produced by Asko Akopyan. The movie is about the unprovoked Azerbaijani and Turkish assault on the Autonomous Republic of Artsakh in September of 2020. The film shows how the news media used misinformation or avoided coverage of these events and thereby affected the public’s awareness and perception of this invasion and war.

Official Trailer: 45Days – The Fight For A Nation

Ghessen, a former Royal British commando, traveled to the region and told the story of the people who took up arms to fight, documenting the pain and suffering of those involved in the war. “45 Days: The Fight For A Nation” is Ghessen’s third feature war documentary. His other projects showcase volunteers who traveled to Iraq and Syria to fight against Islamic State and others who fought to defend Ukraine in their war with Russian. Akopyan is also the producer of “Songs of Solomon,” Armenia’s official selection for the 93rd Academy Awards for Best International Feature Film.

“45 Days: The Fight For A Nation” held its first US private screening and red-carpet reception at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on September 16, 2021, to a capacity audience and rave reviews. Following its Hollywood screening, the film has toured with private screenings across the US in Fresno, Glendale, Las Vegas, San Diego and San Francisco, and soon in Sacramento.

The highly anticipated documentary shows the human cost of the 44-day war between Armenia and Azerbaijan, told through the eyes of the Armenian perspective. With the first USA private screening screened in Hollywood, the team are excited to tour with the documentary across the nation. It is in English and is 98 minutes long.

The US East Coast private screenings will take place on October 19 in Washington, D.C. and October 21 in Boston. The Boston showing will be at the Capitol Theatre, 204 Mass. Ave., Arlington, at 7 p.m. Guests and VIPs from the community can meet Emile Ghessen and Asko Akopyan. A 7:15 pm there will be a performance by Arthur Khachents, followed by the screening of the documentary feature film at 7:30 pm. After the screening, guests are invited to stay where they can meet the producer and director for a Q&A session.

The 45 Days Project is working in support of several grassroots Armenian charities with proceeds from the events being donated to various charities selected by the team directly supporting those in Armenia and Artsakh.

Charities supported:

  • Miaseen
  • Oqni
  • Frontline Therapists
  • Guardian Eagles

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CIF would like to help ensure the success of this film as it continues its screening tour to Canada and Europe, and as it competes in upcoming film festivals. As customary in the industry, the greater the buzz and marketing of a film, the greater the reach for impactful distribution in the long run.

The article was published on October 11 by The Armenian Mirror-Spectator

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