The Short Documentary Film about the Massacre of Armenians in Baku Won an Oscar.

  • by Western Armenia, March 12, 2024 in Culture

There is an episode about the Armenians who lived in Baku in the film "The Last Repaired Store", recognized as "Best Documentary Short" at this year's in  "Oscar".

The film premiered on September 1, 2023 at the 50th Telluride Film Festival.

In November 2023, "The Last Repaired Shop" was named the best Documentary short at the Critics Choice Documentary Awards in New York.

The action of the film takes place in Los Angeles.

It tells the story of Steve Baghmanyan, the manager of the student musical instrument repair shop. He was born and raised in Baku, but in 1987-88 then repressions and pogroms against Armenians began in Baku.

"Every day it became more dangerous and people were afraid to live there. My father was an optimist, he said: I will not go anywhere, I have not done anything bad to anyone, so that they would upset us. He was killed at the workplace", says the hero of the film, unable to hide his excitement.The film is directed by Ben Proudfoot and Chris Bowers.

As of February 16, 2024, the film has been shown over 700 times in the United States and Canada.