Film Screening & Discussion: Armenian Activists Now 2! March to Democracy

Thu, October 15, 2015 7:00 pm at Alwan for the Arts

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Alwan for the Arts and 3rd I NY Present:

ARMENIAN ACTIVISTS NOW 2! by Robert Davidian

Documentary | USA | 2014 |71 min | English with Armenian subtitles

Screening followed by discussion with filmmaker

Suggested Contribution: $10 General Admission | $5 Students & Seniors

Following Armenia's 2013 presidential election, civic activism and political involvement increased more than ever before. In this film, we hear directly from citizen activists who rose to expose massive, systemic election fraud. We encounter ideas and plans to build a new government as Armenians continue their march to democracy. This film transports viewers to a time and place in recent Armenian history where leaders, citizen activists and everyday people from all walks of life — in the streets, cafes, polling stations, and public spaces - and in cities and towns across Armenia, discuss and contemplate the future of their country's political and social landscape.

To watch the trailer,click here.

Robert Davidian is an Armenian American documentary filmmaker specializing in human rights. In 2012, he completed Armenian Activists NOW! Birth of a Movement. The same year, he produced four short documentaries with the Tufenkian Foundation: Domestic Violence in Armenia produced for The Women’s Support Center; Mining in Armenia; Army in Reality; and This City Belongs To Us. In 2014, he produced Armenian Activists NOW 2! March to Democracy about presidential election fraud. His work also includes shows, news features, EPKs, promotional and educational videos for networks from MTV and Discovery to the Oxygen Network and BBC, and corporations such as Toyota, Deloite, Sony and Nike.

Danielle Zachis Acting Director of Human Rights Studies at The City College of New York, CUNY and Frances S. Patai Postdoctoral Fellow in Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights Studies at The City College Department of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at the Center for Worker Education. She is a Senior Editorial Associate and Research Fellow at The CUNY Graduate Center's Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies, and Visiting Scholar of Irish Studies at New York University. Her research interests span civil wars and violence, social movements, immigration, and transnationalism, and human rights and global governance. She is co-author Burden-sharing Multilevel Governance: A Study of the Contact Group on Piracy off the Coast of Somalia (OEF, 2013) and is currently working on a manuscript on diaspora-insurgent transnationalism.

Last updated: 2015-10-12 16:22:08

Robert Davidian
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