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The Armenians: A Story of Survival

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90 minutes
Source: Two Cats Productions

This documentary explores the journey and struggle of the Armenian people from their humble beginnings near the Middle East, where they were identified only by their different language, through their Christian conversion in the year 301. It explores the countless wars waged to defend their faith and their domination by numerous empires. Finally, the video looks at the Armenians' near elimination during the first genocide of the 20th century and the birth of the Armenian nation.

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