MONTEVIDEO — “The Dawn of the Twenty” documentary was screened in Montevideo as part of the series of the Armenian Genocide centennial commemoration events in Uruguay. The film centers on the executionj of 20 leaders of the Social Democrat Hunchakian Party (SDHP) in 1915 in Istanbul, Eldiario.es reports.

The film, lasting 35 minutes, follows the deaths of SDHP leaders who had devised a plan against the impending extermination of Armenians by the Ottoman Empire between 1915 and 1923. The leaders were arrested, tried and hanged on June 15, 1915, at the Sultan Bayazid Square in Istanbul.

“Uruguay was one of the first countries to recognize the Genocide. We have commemorated the killings with a number of events this year,” Mayor of Montevideo Ana Olivera said, stressing that Uruguay maintains “close ties with the Armenian community.”

The Uruguayan government recently submitted a bill on cooperation with Armenia in the sector of tourism to the parliament.

Archbishop of the Armenian Apostolic Church Hakob Kellendjian, representatives of the Hunchakian Central Committee and the consulate of Armenia to Uruguay attended the movie screening at Montevideo’s Solís Theatre.

“The Dawn of the Twenty” video in Spanish

“The Dawn of the Twenty” video in Armenian

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