PBS to Air Armenian Documentary on the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict

Public Television stations across the US will air an award-winning documentary about the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict on Sunday October 24.

A Story of People in War and Peace,” directed by Vardan Hovhannisyan,is a powerful and passionate portrayal of life in the trenches for Armenian soldiers and medics struggling to defend their homeland as the Soviet Union collapses.

The film has already screened on BBC, ARTE and other international channels, and has won over 20 awards including the FIPRESCI (International Federation of Film Critics) prize. For Hovhannisyan, the film garnered a Best New Documentary Filmmaker Prize at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York for the film.

The screening will come a week after public television aired another Armenian documentary on Sunday October 17–“The Last Tightrope Dancer in Armenia.”

The film is the acclaimed work of two young filmmakers–Inna Sahakyan and Arman Yeritsyan. It is a warm, thoughtful, beautifully-shot story about the dying art of tightrope dancers, and the continuing competition and camaraderie between two old masters, and the hopes they place on one young artist.

Both Sahakyan and Yeritsyan have produced several documentaries over the last decade. Sahakyan has directed more than 10 social documentaries for Armenian television and worked as assistant director on “A Story of People in War and Peace.” Yeritsyan has directed a number of award-winning documentaries including,”Under the Open Sky” and “Goodbye Fellini.”

Both films are produced by Bars Media, which was established by Vardan Hovhannisyan in 1993. Bars Media specializes in producing documentaries on human stories, culture, history and other social issues. The studio currently develops documentary films in Africa, Russia and Afghanistan.

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  1. Armen Vahramian said:

    Beautiful documentaries!
    Thanks for making the trailers available

  2. Vahan Alaverdyan said:

    Thanks for the movie Vardan Bars Media!!! It is one of the best highlights that shows people the truth!!! THANK YOU!!!

  3. Kristine said:

    Thank you for making this documentary. It is a true service to Armenians and to History.

  4. Satenik said:

    As for the first documentary all I can say is : Long Live The freedom loving spirit of Armenians!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Simon G said:

    Please contribute to Armenian Fund so we can establish even stronger Armenia. As for the man who fought for our lands GOD BLESS you. We will never forget your courage and braveness. Good bless all of our people , specially the ones who fought wars through out our long history for our believes, and specially our Aryan race.

  6. Zaven said:

    My congratulations!
    God bless our heroes!
    This needs to be shown in other countries one of them could be Brasil in South America.