Film on Khojaly genocide screened on Californiaâ€™s TV channels
- 26 February 2018
A documentary film on the Khojaly genocide, titled “Running from the Darkness”, is being screened on California’s local public TV channels.
The screening of the documentary was organized by Azerbaijani woman Zarifa Musayeva, who lives in Northern California, on the initiative of Azerbaijan’s Consulate General in Los Angeles, the consulate general told APA.
The main storyline of the film is based on interviews with survivors of the Khodjaly genocide. The documentary’s demonstration was launched on February 23 on local public channels in San Francisco, San Jose, Campbell, Mountain View, Los Altos, Palo Alto, and other cities in northern California and will continue for a month. The mentioned cities are part of Silicon Valley, world's high-tech center.
The film contains statements by US lawmakers and prominent religious figures on the horrific events committed in Khojaly, researchers' and journalist's views, and highlights the work done under the "Justice for Khojaly" international campaign, initiated by Vice President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation Leyla Aliyeva.
Produced in 2015-2017 in Los Angeles by American filmmakers, “Running from the Darkness” premiered in February 2017 at the Museum of Tolerance of the world-famous Simon Wiesenthal Center, which is one of the biggest (400,000 families) and most influential Jewish human rights organizations in the world.