“The Last Ses­sion” doc­u­men­tary screened in Baku

Azer News - - Front Page - By La­man Is­may­ilova

Ap­re­sen­ta­tion of the “The Last Ses­sion” fea­ture doc­u­men­tary film ded­i­cated to the 100th an­niver­sary of the Azerbaijan Demo­cratic Re­pub­lic has been held at the Hey­dar Aliyev Cen­ter.

Vice-Pres­i­dent of the Hey­dar Aliyev Foun­da­tion Leyla Aliyeva and Pres­i­dent of Baku Me­dia Cen­ter, Ex­ec­u­tive Pro­ducer of the film Arzu Aliyeva at­tended the cer­e­mony.

Sup­ported by the Hey­dar Aliyev Foun­da­tion, the film was spon­sored by BP Azerbaijan.

Pres­i­dent Il­ham Aliyev signed an or­der to de­clare 2018 as a Year of Azerbaijan Demo­cratic Re­pub­lic. A series of events are be­ing held on the oc­ca­sion of the cen­te­nary of the Azerbaijan Demo­cratic Re­pub­lic in the coun­try and beyond its bor­ders. Baku Me­dia Cen­ter’s fea­ture doc­u­men­tary film “The Last Ses­sion” is one of th­ese works, which high­lights the last days of the chal­lenged his­tory of the Azerbaijan Demo­cratic Re­pub­lic.

Ad­dress­ing the event, Arzu Aliyeva noted that this year Azerbaijan and its peo­ple mark the cen­ten­nial of the Azerbaijan Demo­cratic Re­pub­lic.

“The Azerbaijan Demo­cratic Re­pub­lic was the first demo­cratic re­pub­lic in the Mus­lim world. A multi-party par­lia­ment was es­tab­lished and main free­doms were en­sured in the coun­try. The women were granted the right to vote. De­spite the fact that the Azerbaijan Demo­cratic Re­pub­lic ex­isted for only about two years, this pe­riod is one of the most glo­ri­ous pages in our coun­try’s his­tory,” Arzu Aliyeva said.

“The film which is to be pre­sented to­day high­lights the events that took place on the last days of the Azerbaijan Demo­cratic Re­pub­lic. To­day, we live in an in­de­pen­dent, strong, rapidly de­vel­op­ing Azerbaijan, which has its own say on the in­ter­na­tional scene, and are proud of our his­tory. I am con­fi­dent that the founders of the Azerbaijan Demo­cratic Re­pub­lic would have been proud of to­day’s Azerbaijan too. In con­clu­sion, I would like to ex­press my grat­i­tude to ev­ery­one who was in­volved in the cre­ation of the film, in­clud­ing the Hey­dar Aliyev Foun­da­tion and BP,” the pres­i­dent of Baku Me­dia Cen­ter said.

In his re­marks, BP Re­gional Pres­i­dent for Azerbaijan, Ge­or­gia and Turkey Gary Jones noted that the film was ded­i­cated to a re­mark­able day in the his­tory of Azerbaijan. He un­der­lined that BP is hon­ored to be the spon­sor of the film ded­i­cated to the cen­te­nary of the Azerbaijan Demo­cratic Re­pub­lic and thanked the Hey­dar Aliyev Foun­da­tion and Baku Me­dia Cen­ter for their con­tri­bu­tion to the film.

The event then fea­tured the pre­sen­ta­tion of “The Last Ses­sion” film.

Sup­ported by Baku Me­dia Cen­ter, the Cin­ema Plus network of cine­mas will host a free screen­ing of the film for three days from May 26.

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