Today, the New England Patriots organization received a private screening of the “45 Days: A Fight For A Nation” documentary about Turkey and Azerbaijan’s attack on Armenia and Artsakh during the 44-Day Artsakh War.
Berj Najarian, the Patriots director of football and head coach administration, attended the screening of the documentary in Arlington, Virginia last week and was so moved that he organized a private screening for the Patriots players and staff today at the Gillette stadium, home of the Patriots in Foxborough, Massachusetts.
“Berj organized the private screening to highlight the Armenian cause to the team. The team were engaged and had many questions afterwards about the war and what was currently going on in Artsakh and Armenia especially about the people from Artsakh who lost their homes,” said director Emile Ghessen to Zartonk Media, as he wished the wished the team good luck for the rest of the season.
“Today was the teams day off, so it was nice to see some of the players show up at the private screening. They enjoyed the film and thought it was very touching and informative. They had a lot of great questions afterwards and stayed for a Q&A with Emile and I. They were very well interested in the aftermath of the war and what happened to the displaced people of Artsakh and what’s happening now in Armenia,” producer Asko Akopyan told Zartonk Media.
The final U.S. screening of the documentary will be held this Thursday, October, 28, 2021, at the Chinese Theater in Hollywood, California. Tickets can be purchased here: 45daysfilm.net/tickets.
Photo from left to right: Director of Football Berj Najarian, Wide Receiver Malcolm Perry, Defensive End Chase Winovich, Long Snapper Joe Cardona, Emile Ghessen, and Asko Akopyan.