Ovannes Galstyan. Photo: Sputnik / Asatur Yesayants https://ru.armeniasputnik.am/society/20190204/17110594/makunc-dolzhna-obnarodovat-zapis-rezhisser-ovannes-galstyan-obyavil-suhuyu-golodovku.html

08 February 2019, 14:33

Armenian film director Galstyan demands to speed up consideration of his lawsuit

Ovannes Galstyan, who demands to resume funding of his film "My Grandma's Curls", has given up the idea of a dry hunger strike, explaining that he wanted to save his strength for further struggle. The consideration of his lawsuit to the National Cinema Centre (NCC) of Armenia is deliberately protracted, he said.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that since February 4, Galstyan is on a hunger strike. He has stated that he will start eating once the funding is resumed.

"My Grandma's Curls" is the first ever joint Armenian-Bulgarian-German film project, for which the NCC was to allocate 88 million drams (about 183,400 US dollars). In 2018, the NCC cancelled the obligation to finance the film, the "Sputnik of Armenia" has reported.

A dry hunger strike can have a negative impact on his health and prevent him from achieving his demands, Mr Galstyan has explained, noting that he was not going to stop the hunger strike. According to his story, he filed a lawsuit in court; the consideration thereof was to begin on January 30, "but it was postponed till mid-April." He believes that the trial is being deliberately protracted.

Let us remind you that Ovannes Galstyan first went on a hunger strike on December 3, 2018. On December 12, he met the Minister of Culture, Lilith Makunts, and stopped his hunger strike in response to the promise to resume the funding. However, the minister, according to Galstyan, failed to fulfil her promise.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on February 8, 2019 at 07:24 am MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Author: Tigran Petrosyan; Source: CK correspondent

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