WINCHESTER, Mass.—Eva Medzorian’s new documentary film, “Armenia, Ancient Nation Endangered,” was released on July 15. The documentary exposes the escalating danger confronting Armenians who reside in the villages bordering the northeastern corner of Armenia and Azerbaijan, a four-hour drive from Yerevan in the Shamshadin region of the Tavush province, clustered around the central town of Berd.
Through first-hand documentary videos coupled with a brief history of Armenia over the past 2,000 years, Medzorian tells a moving story of Armenia, an ancient nation with a rich Christian heritage, constantly under persecution by its neighbors, and how it has survived with the tenacity of its people. Now, it is confronted by yet another threat of annihilation—this time, by hawkish neighbor Azerbaijan, which is encouraged and supported by ally Turkey. Tragically, most of the civilized world knows very little about Armenia, and what news that does surface is distorted, or hardly reported.
“Over the past four decades I have visited Armenia more than 60 times and witnessed the country during the Soviet period and post independence,” Medzorian said. “I have traveled to border villages and seen the hardships and dangers confronting the people, especially on the hostile Azerbaijan border. I felt it was time to tell the story as it truly is. To ensure accuracy of historical and modern aspects, I consulted with noted Yerevan historian Eduard Danielyan.”
To view the film on YouTube, visit www.youtube.com/watch?v=diEE1yixQHE.