Markar Melkonian

Lipanan: Our Country, Our Struggle (1979) 16mm, color, 10.25 min

Genre: Experimental

"Filmed on location in war-torn Beirut, this straightforward, partisan documentary is an indictment of right-wing terrorism against the Armenian ethnic community in Lebanon, and a rallying target audience is primary-students, the presentation is conceptually very simple. The film cannot compete in technical finish with slicker and enormously better-financed productions which present an opposing view of the conflict in Lebanon. Nevertheless, the filmmaker's perspective and prescriptive message have been vindicated by events which have taken place in the years since its first release." -- M.M.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

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