by David Ritter and narration by Michael Schmidt.
The last remaining Armenian Village of Iraq, is featured in a documentary by David Ritter and narration by Michael Schmidt. This historical village was started after the 1915 Genocide of Armenians by the families that took refugee from Ottoman era Turkey to Iraq. Today 150 brave families remain,(500+ Armenians) a few Yezidi and Assyrian families.
“Havresc: Stand on Courage” explores the visit of Orange County native Michael Schmidt to N. Iraq, who only knew that Christians needed help in Iraq. What Michael discovered was this historical village “Havresc”.
This great documentary will show at the Glendale International Film Festival (September 28-October 5th) expanded 8 days and 2 theaters. “Havresc: Stand on Courage” scheduled show times are Saturday 10/1 @10:00 pm with a informal discussion beforehand with Michael Schmidt (half Armenian) and fundraiser for our brave Armenian brothers who fight off ISIS. It will be at the MGN 5 Star Cinema @128 N. Maryland Ave., Glendale, CA. “Havresc: Stand on Courage” will play a second time on Tuesday , October 4th @ 8:00 pm.
Tickets can be purchased online
Saturday, October 1, 2016 @10:00 pm goo.gl/cMxHzx
Tuesday, October 4, 2016 @8:00 pm goo.gl/OwDWSt
Documentary trailer “HAVRESC: Stand On Courage”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLSD0QfMV8E
Michael Schmidt: ph. 949-294-1978 (MSHbot@aol.com)
David Ritter ph. 978-835-9678
Also Available for interviews
Other films of interest to Armenian viewers:
“Killing Ed” – Sunday, October 2, 2016 @ 7:00 pm (Story of the Gulen Turkish Movement and charter schools in the USA)
“Aram Aram” – Friday, October 1, 2016 @ 8:00 pm (About a young Armenian boy who leaves Lebanon to live in Little Armenia, USA)
“Our Last Stand” – Tuesday, October 4, 2016 @8:00 pm (Helma a Assyrian American teachers venture to Syria and Iraq)
Article here from the National Catholic Registry http://www.ncregister.com/daily-news/100-years-of-genocide-christians-under-siege-in-iraq-and-syria-featured-in/
Preview and list of 100+ films selected: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofQ-3mSORRQ
To help fund this project go to – https://www.gofundme.com/xkptuc
website – havresc.com
facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/havresc/?not…
Havresc: Stand on courage is a documentary on the struggles of Armenian and Assyrian Christian Iraqis and the village they have formed on the edge os ISIS controlled territory.
Standing in the face of adversity, bigotry, hatred and oppression they have protected themselves from the Islamic state and created a community that is a home to all Christians facing persecution.
Directed by David Ritter.