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The Berlin Connection

Gorki Theater’s Monumental Role BERLIN—In commemorating the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide, the road between Yerevan and Istanbul passes through Berlin. Every Armenian knows Komitas Vartabed, the great musicologist and composer who founded modern classical Armenian music, and whose works play a prominent role in our culture. However, few perhaps know about the influence Germany had … Continue reading

‘Art Is Worth Dying for’: Director Fatih Akin, Cast, and Crew Speak on ‘The Cut’

VENICE, Italy (A.W.)—Award-winning director Fatih Akin’s historical epic “The Cut” premiered on Sun., Aug. 31 at the 71st Venice International Film Festival as part of the feature films competition program. Akin, along with the cast and producers, were present at the screening on Sunday afternoon at the Palazzo del Cinema in Lido, Venice, which was … Continue reading

Syrian Armenians in Armenia: Challenges, Support, and Relief

The Syrian crisis began in the spring of 2011, but it wasn’t until violence hit Aleppo in late July 2012 that the first wave of Syrian Armenians began trickling into Armenia. Within just a couple of months, 3,000 refugees were living in the country. While their numbers have continued to increase—just past 11,000, according to … Continue reading

‘Golden Apricot’ Closing Ceremonies Mark a Decade in Film

YEREVAN (A.W.)—Winners of the annual Golden Apricot International Film Festival were announced on Sat., July 13 at the State Academic Opera and Ballet Theater of Armenia. The Golden and Silver Apricots awards were given to both amateur and renowned filmmakers from Armenia and throughout the world.

10th ‘Golden Apricot’ Kicks off in Yerevan

The 10th annual Golden Apricot International Film Festival of Yerevan—the Armenian Olympic games of cinema—kicked off on Sun., July 7 at the State Academic Opera and Ballet Theater of Armenia. Continue reading

Political Persecution Against Former Foreign Minister Oskanian

On Thursday afternoon, Sept. 27, the General Prosecutor of the Republic of Armenia, Aghvan Hovsepian, presented to parliament a petition to strip Vartan Oskanian, a lawmaker and the Former Armenian Minister of Foreign Affairs, of his parliamentary immunity. The petition is slated to be discussed and voted on by parliament on Monday morning, Oct. 1. Continue reading

Golden Apricot Film Festival Concludes

Last weekend, the 9thGolden Apricot International Film Festival (GAIFF) wrapped up its weeklong activities that successfully showcased Armenian contributions to cinema while making strides in cultural exchanges. Continue reading

‘Golden Apricot’ Blessed and Launched

The ninth installment of the annual Golden Apricot International Film Festival (GAIFF) kicked off in Yerevan on July 8, providing a rare opportunity for the country’s film critics and movie buffs to sample some of world cinema’s latest offerings. Continue reading

Comics Art in Armenia Opening New Horizons

The Third International Comics Festival took place this year from April 20-22 in the Tumo Center for Creative Technologies, within the framework of events dedicated to the 500th anniversary of Armenian printing, and the proclamation of Yerevan as the World Book Capital of 2012. Continue reading

Detailed Report: How Turkey Marked the 96th Anniversary of the Genocide

This year, for the first time since the genocide, April 24 coincided with Easter in the Armenian Church calendar. As the Armenian Apostolic Church and the Armenian people observed the 96th year of the Armenian Genocide, the World Council of Churches and the Conference of Churches in Europe appealed to all member churches to remember the 1.5 million victims of the Armenian Genocide during their prayers and messages on Easter Day. Continue reading