Meet Mariam Avetisyan, a brave young filmmaker from Artsakh with her no-commentary-style documentary feature film and Web Series to show post-war life in Artsakh called #TheDesireToLive.
Two seasons of The Desire to Live - Web Series, all 26 episodes, short documentary film format, are available on youtube and show the effects of the 2021 war on the Indigenous population living in Artsakh and the how their livelihood has been affected and threatened.
If you want to learn more about Artsakh and the people that live in it, follow her story and donate to this project!
Our feature documentary is presently competing in festivals around the world from October 2021.
#thedesiretolive documentary films will bring awareness to the people who live in Artsakh and work to bring #peacetoArmenians,
Written, Directed and Edited
by Mariam Avetisyan
Produced by Peter Bahlawanian
Cinematographer Tigran Gasparyan
Music by Alan Derian
Translations by Knarik Avetisyan
Voice Over by Anne Bedian
Animation and credits by Zookeeper
Violins by Armen Anassian
Duduk by Ruben Harutyunyan
Poster Design by
Support our projects by donating to our GoFundMe page, we are working on making a third season of our Doc Web Series
Check out the trailer to our Documentary Feature Film
37 Cities from 21 Countries
St. Petersburg, Russia
Los Angeles, USA x3
Cannes, France x2
La Jolla, USA x2
Nassau, USA x2
Vienna, Austria x2
London, England x3
Miami, USA x2
New York, USA x2
Laula Lampur, Malasia
Rome, Italy x2
Buenos Ares, Argentina
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Do you have questions or comments about our film? Do you have a theater where we could arrange a screening? Send us a message, and we will get back to you soon.