The Embassy of Azerbaijan tried to disrupt the screening of a documentary about the Artsakh war

Panorama, Armenia
Oct 21 2021

The Embassy of Azerbaijan has tried to disrupt the screening of a documentary about the 44-day war in Artsakh in the US.  The documentary titled  "45 days: The fight for a Nation" is filmed by former British Royal Marines Commando Emile Ghessen, who visited Artsakh during the war in October 2020. 

According to reports, the Embassy has reached the cinema theatre, demanding to cancel the screening, suggesting their reputation would suffer otherwise. The theatre has refused the demands, after which the Embassy sent a truck with a screen on it displaying an anti-Armenian poster and bought a parking space outside the theatre for it trying to discredit the event. 

Emile Ghessen has reacted to the Azerbaijani provocation on Twitter. "Thank you Azerbaijani Embassy for sending your truck down to our screening this evening as well as trying to bully the theatre to stop the screening. Next time, don’t waste your money, I have free tickets for you and it’s much warmer inside," Ghessen tweeted. 

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“I should like to see any power of the world destroy this race, this small tribe of unimportant people, whose wars have all been fought and lost, whose structures have crumbled, literature is unread, music is unheard, and prayers are no more answered. Go ahead, destroy Armenia . See if you can do it. Send them into the desert without bread or water. Burn their homes and churches. Then see if they will not laugh, sing and pray again. For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia.” - WS