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Country: ARMENIA, USA
Run Time: 90 minutes
By March of 2018, Serzh Sargsyan had already served the maximum two terms as President of Armenia. After changing the constitution to give himself even more power, Sargsyan was set to continue his third term as Prime Minister. With full backing from Armenia’s Republican Party and little public outcry, it seemed as though the transition from President to Prime Minister would be an easy one for Sargsyan. But one man, Nikol Pashinyan, wouldn’t take this abuse of power lying down. As a member of parliament and a former journalist, Pashinyan had dedicated his entire career to exposing corruption in the government. In an attempt to block Sargsyan’s illegal third term, Pashinyan would take his opposition even further by leading a two-week march across Armenia to Yerevan’s Liberty Square and demanding that Sargsyan step down. As Plan A, Plan B, and Plan C fall through, Pashinyan must think on his feet to prevent Sargsyan from taking power. While there are many twists and turns along the way, perhaps the most surprising aspect of this protest is… that it worked. Profoundly inspiring and incredibly moving, I AM NOT ALONE is a documentary that captures Nikol Pashinyan’s uncompromising dedication to democracy and the power of peaceful protest. (In English and Armenian with subtitles) — G.S.
Tower City Cinemas
Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 7:30 PM ET
Friday, March 27, 2020 at 9:15 AM ET
Saturday, March 28, 2020 at 11:20 AM ET
Accessibility (?): No closed captions, audio description, English subtitles
Greg Gund Memorial Standing Up Competition