David Bek, Armenian national hero, leads the liberation struggle of Armenians against Persian conquerors in the XVIII century. He was one of the most prominent figures of the Armenian liberation movement against the Sa...展开favid and Ottoman occupying forces. In 1722-25 with direct support from Mkhitar Sparapet, he headed the armed struggle of Syunik (particularly from Kapan) and Artsakh Armenians against Safavids, which led to the almost complete expulsion of Tatars (now known as Azeris) from Eastern Armenia. In 1726-28 Armenians under the leadership of Bek fought with Ottoman forces, that were attempting to conquer Transcaucasia.
In 1944, David Bek the movie was filmed by director Amo Bek-Nazaryan with Hrachia Nersisyan starring as David Bek. In 1978 Armenfilm in association with Mosfilm produced another movie about the efforts of David Bek and Mkhitar Sparapet called Star of Hope. David Bek was portrayed by Georgian actor Edisher Magalashvili.