By Laman Ismayilova
A presentation of the "The Last Session" documentary dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic has been held in Georgia.
The president of Baku Media Centre, Arzu Aliyeva, is an executive director of the film.
The event took place in Amiran cinema theater being co-organized by the Azerbaijani Embassy in Georgia and the representation of SOCAR in this country, Trend reported.
Speaking at the event, the Azerbaijani Ambassador to Georgia Dursun Hasanov spoke about the historical significance of ADR, the role of the Azerbaijani people in the history of statehood.
The film shows that despite the fact that the ADR existed for only 23 months, it is one of the most glorious pages in the history of Azerbaijan.
ADR was also the first democratic republic in the East.
Hasanov informed about the exhibition, official reception, conference and other events held in Georgia in connection with the 100th anniversary of the ADR.
The documentary sheds light on the last days of the difficult history of the ADR.
Then the film "The Last Session" was screened in English with Georgian subtitles.
Among the spectators were senior officials of the Azerbaijani Embassy in Georgia, the head of the Georgian representation of SOCAR Mahir Mammadov, representatives of the Azerbaijani and Georgian intelligentsia, youth and students.
The film was greeted by the audience with great interest and applause.
In an interview with journalists, Georgian political scientist Tengiz Tkhilava stressed that the film was shot at a high professional level, and that the film made a great impression on him.
"I watched the screen work in one breath. The film was created with great emotion and is rich with interesting facts," he said.
Notably, the film was previously screened in Turkey.
"The Last Session" documentary is dedicated to remarkable history of Azerbaijan.
The image of Mammad Emin Rasulzade in the ADR period was embodied by actor Elnur Huseynov, and in the period of his old age - his grandson Rais Rasulzade. The film script is written on the basis of archival documents that have not been studied and classified before. The screen work reflects the unequal, but an irreversible and decisive struggle of the founders of the ADR both with the invading army and with the internal patrons of this army. Despite the fact that this struggle ended tragically, it is emphasized that it has become a glorious history of the independence of Azerbaijan.
Despite tough bans during the Soviet period, the ADR flag began to be used in the late 1980s during the national liberation movement. The tricolor flag was approved on November 17, 1990 as the national flag of the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic at the session of the Supreme Majlis of the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic, which was initiated and chaired by Heydar Aliyev. All these historical moments reflect interesting and original shots at the end of the film.
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