WASHINGTON, DC – On Tuesday, October 19th, the independent documentary film ‘45 Days: A Fight for a Nation’ premiered in Washington, DC. Former British Royal Marines Commando turned documentary filmmaker Emile Ghessen and Producer Asko Akopyan were on hand to meet the audience and introduce the film at the E Street Cinema in downtown Washington, DC.
As the 45-day war began last September, Ghessen travelled to Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) and witnessed firsthand the Azerbaijan-Turkish aggression against the Armenian people. The raw unseen footage of “45 Days: The Fight For A Nation” tells the story of the war and post war from an Armenian perspective in a humanization feature documentary film.
The Azerbaijan Embassy in Washington, DC contacted the theatre prior to the premiere and urged the owners not to show the film, according to Ghessen and Akopyan. The Azerbaijan Embassy even rented an advertising truck displaying false propaganda and parked it across the street in their futile effort to stop the dissemination of truthful information about Azerbaijani terror.
“The 45 Days film was an emotional and deeply personal film that did an excellent job about telling the story of all the ways the people of Armenia and Nagorno Karabakh were impacted by the war in real-time,” stated ACA Washington Representative Taniel Koushakjian. “The film’s focus on the human life experiences was eye-opening and really helped tell the story,” Koushakjian said.