PSIA Students Explore New Facets of Karabakh Conflict in Screening of New Documentary

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YEREVAN–On Wednesday, March 6, students from the Political Science and International Affairs Program at the American University of Armenia (AUA) attended an advanced screening of a new, two-part documentary film on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, titled “Between Hunger and Fire: Power at the Expense of Lives.”

Directed by Karen Makhmuryan, the film examines events of the war that occurred between November 1991 and February 1992. The film was introduced to PSIA students by Dr. Vahram Ter-Matevosyan.

The documentary, presents compelling evidence about the period provided by a diverse group of historians, politicians and investigative journalists. The information sheds new light on the blockade of Stepanakert, as well as the activities of Azerbaijan’s political elite which led to the tragic events of Khojalu (now Ivanyan).

The archival materials, assembled during the investigation, questions a range of traditional speculations and manipulations around the events in question and provide a new and unique look at one of the conflict’s most politically charged moments.

The American University of Armenia (AUA) is a private, independent university located in Yerevan, Armenia. Founded in 1991, AUA is affiliated with the University of California. Through teaching, research, and public service, AUA serves Armenia and the region by supplying high-quality, graduate and undergraduate education, encouraging civic engagement, and promoting democratic values.

AUA is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 985 Atlantic Avenue, #100, Alameda, CA 94501, (510) 748-9001.

AUA provides a global education in Armenia. For news about AUA, visit the university Newsroom or follow developments as they happen on the AUA Facebook Page.

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