14 May 2015, 06:45

Films on Armenian Genocide presented at international film festivals in six countries

The international film festival "Golden Apricot" has initiated demonstration of films on the topic of the Armenian Genocide in the Ottoman Empire in 1915-1923. The films on the topic have been shown in six countries in the framework of international festivals. The programme dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide was called "Never Again".

Residents of Armenia, Nagorno-Karabakh, and the Armenian Diaspora marked the day of April 24 as the Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Armenian Genocide in the Ottoman Empire in 1915-1923. The year of 2015 marks the 100th anniversary since the beginning of that tragic event. On April 24, Yerevan hosted a torchlight procession. On April 23, Armenia canonized 1.5 million victims of the Armenian Genocide in the Ottoman Empire in 1915-1923.

In the first phase of the programme, the films were presented in the courses of film festivals in Belarus, Bulgaria, France, Germany, and Turkey. This was told to the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent by Raffi Movsisyan, a programme coordinator.

"On June 19-26, the first phase of the programme is to be completed at the Moscow International Film Festival, and the second phase will be started after the end of the Yerevan International Film Festival 'Golden Apricot'," the programme coordinator has stated.

"The fact that the films are being shown in the countries, which have not officially recognized the Armenian Genocide, is a major political success," Raffi Movsisyan has emphasized.

At present, the Armenian Genocide has been recognized by Austria, Australia, Argentina, Belgium, Bolivia, Vatican, Venezuela, Greece, Italy, Canada, Cyprus, Lebanon, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, Uruguay, France, Chile, Sweden, and Switzerland. At various times, 43 of the 50 US and the District of Columbia also recognized the Armenian Genocide.

Full text of the article is available on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’.

Author: Tigran Petrosyan; Source: CK correspondent

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