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Motion graphics animator Alex Nisanian had already spent $800 of his own money on developing on app dedicated to recognition of the 1915 Armenian Genocide as well as vigilance for current human rights violations like the genocide in Darfur. But when he got laid off and freelance work slowed down, he had to put the project aside for almost a year. Now, thanks to the crowd-funding website Kickstarter, Nisanian has resumed his project once again and collected $1720 from 32 backers who have donated anywhere from $5 to $100 to see the project come to life. With four days and $1780 to go to reach his goal of $3500 to develop ‘Armenian Monument,” he’s confident the app will be available for download by April 24, the annual day of commemoration of the Armenian Genocide in diaspora communities all over the world, and in Armenia.