Film Screening in Ottawa Commemorating the Centenary of Armenian Genocide
Film Screening in Ottawa Commemorating the Centenary of Armenian Genocide –
On March 18 Embassy of the Republic of Armenia to Canada organized the screening of “Ararat” by world-renowned Canadian-Armenian film director Atom Egoyan. The eventin the Canadian capital was organized in the frameworks of Commemorations of the Centenary of the Armenian Genocide.
The screening was held at the Auditorium of Library and Archives Canada. Guests from the Canadian Government, Diplomatic Corps, non-governmental sector and Armenian community were present. Director Atom Egoyan and actress Arsinée Khanjian honoured the evening with their presence.
Armenian Ambassador Armen Yeganian addressed the audience with opening remarks and talked about the significance of the Centennial Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide and presented upcoming events.
At the end of the screening, the Director of Canadian Film Institute, famous film critic Tom McSorley presented “Ararat” and the film’s idea.
Arsinée Khanjian emphasized, that it is imperative for Turkey to face the Armenian Genocide, while Atom Egoyan presented the history behind the creation of the film. Afterwards, Mr. Egoyan and Mrs. Khanjian answered the questions of the guests.