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Screening of Invisible Republic ~ Wednesday, April 24, 2024 ~ In-person (Worcester State University)

NAASR Worcester ARF and Armenian National Committee Worcester State University - Office of the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs

Wednesday, April 24, 2024, at 7:00pm Eastern 
In Person at Worcester State University, 486 Chandler St, Worcester, MA 01602, Sullivan Building, Eager Auditorium.

Free and open to the public - no registration required. 

Lika Zakaryan

Author of the 44 Days: Diary from an Invisible War and co-writer of the  documentary Invisible Republic.

When war besieges the unrecognized Republic of Artsakh (Karabakh), writer and photographer Lika takes cover in a bunker — and begins to write a diary. Little does she know that her words will become not only the definitive chronicle of the brutal 44-day war, but also a universal portrait of a woman who undertakes a journey of courage, creativity, and a relentless commitment to human rights.

Invisible Republic is based on 44 DAYS: Diary From An Invisible War, a wartime diary written by Lika Zakaryan. A multilayered chronology of the recent Artsakh (Karabakh) war, the book intertwines the personal with the political to tell a tragic tale through Lika's captivating entries and photographs. The book is available online and is shipped worldwide.

Movie director Garin Hovannisian is a writer, filmmaker, and illusionist who lives in Yerevan, Armenia.
He is the author of Family of Shadows (HarperCollins 2010) and has written for The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and The Atlantic.
Garin’s films include 1915 (2015), which won Armenia’s top film prize; I Am Not Alone (TIFF 2019), an official selection of the European Film Awards, IDA Award nominee, and winner of AFI Fest and DOC NYC; Truth to Power (Tribeca 2020); and Invisible Republic (GAIFF 2022). He produces his films through Avalanche Entertainment, a production company he founded with Alec Mouhibian.
Garin is also the founder of the arts foundation Creative Armenia and the incubator Artbox, through which he discovers, develops, and champions emerging artists.


Worcester State University - Office of the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs

Worcester ARF and Armenian National Committee

National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR)

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