By Wally Sarkeesian, January 16, 2017
Pasadena CA: A wonderful evening at Armenian Cilicia Evangelical Church, Screening 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 of 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.
The event was organized by Armenian Cilicia Evangelical Church and the Knights of Vartan. Meeting It was attended by many member of the church and surrounding area, Speaker: Dr. Mike presented the film screening and gave short story on how he got involved with the project.
David Ritter is a documentarian with nearly a decade’s worth of experience. He has produced projects on ethnic minorities throughout the world. He spent a portion of 2015 volunteering his time in Iraq to aid the Christian communities within Kurdistan. While in Iraq he produced projects on the Armenian and Assyrian villages within the region of Kurdistan and their struggle against Islamic extremism. He is now touring his video projects throughout North America to raise awareness and funding for the Christian and Armenian communities in Syria and Iraq.
Next Screening : Friday, February 10, 2017 7:15-9:15 p.m.
University of California, Berkeley
Institute of Slavic, East European, Eurasian Studies and Armenian Studies
Screening : Friday, February 10, 2017 7:15-9:15 p.m. | 105 North Gate
Speaker: David Ritter, Documentarian, Director of “Havresc: Stand on Courage”
Sponsors: Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Armenian Studies Program
| 105 North Gate