A GARIN HOVANNISIAN FILM
FROM THE SOUNDTRACK
"Bla Bla Bla"
Written in an Artsakh bunker, Lika Zakaryan's "Bla Bla Bla" is both an anthem of peace and a song of protest against the indifference of the world to genocide. As the Christian Armenians of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) are being killed and deported from their homeland of thousands of years, Lika calls on each of us to stop talking and start acting for humanity.
WATCH, LEARN & SHARE
The release of the feature documentary is accompanied by a global awareness and education campaign spearheaded by the Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) and Creative Armenia.
Watch Invisible Republic – a dramatic on-the-ground account of the 44-day war in Artsakh in 2020 – on virtual cinema. Tickets are $10 and all proceeds will be donated to Artsakh humanitarian and relief funds, including AGBU’s Global Relief Fund.
TRAILER & CREDITS
A FILM BY
FEATURING THE DIARY OF
Eric Esrailian, Serj Tankian,
Alec Mouhibian, Garin Hovannisian
Lucien Palmer, CAS
Michael T. Vollmann
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.
BEFORE IT BECAME A FILM, IT WAS A BOOK
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.