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Arlington International Film Festival in the US has signaled its upcoming start with “An Homage to the Armenian Community in the Greater Boston Area,” YourArlington.com reported.

The New England premiere of “Crows of the Desert—A Hero’s Journey through the Armenian Genocide” occurred recently in the Mosesian Center for the Arts, in Watertown.

The 62-minute documentary is by Marta Houske, a US writer, director, and producer.

The film festival is proud to announce its first partnership with the Mosesian Center for the Arts to present this award-winning film in commemoration of the Armenian genocide and an homage to our Armenian community. This event rolls out the red carpet for the eighth annual film festival, set for November 1 through 4 at the Capitol Theatre.

A Q&A follows the screening with Levon Parian, a renowned photographic artist and grandson of the documentary’s subject, Levon Yotnakhparian.

“Crows of the Desert” is based on the memoirs of Yotnakhparian. The film recounts the incredible true story of one man’s desperate struggle to not only stay alive, but to help save his people from near extinction in the 20th-century’s first genocide.

Parian has been referred to as a philosopher and poet of the camera, a renowned photographer whose work encompasses the recognition of the Armenian Genocide. He was honored with his artistic colleagues by Foreign Policy magazine as being “among the 100 leading global thinkers of 2015.”

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