A DAVID & GOLIATH STORY IN IRAQ: An Interview with Filmmaker David Ritter

Aslan Murad Vartanian (left) with members of the Havresc militia.

Lucine Kasbarian - OCP News Service - 20/12/16 The Iraqi village of Havresc (originally called “Hay Vrej,” the Armenian words for “revenge through survival”) was once populated with Armenian Genocide survivors and their descendants. Circa 1970, Iraqi President Saddam Hussein’s military destroyed villages, such as Havresc, that were minority strongholds, and pushed their inhabitants into cities in ...