“Aghet: A Genocide” Premieres at the BOE

ROCKY MOUNTAIN HYE ADVOCATES is pleased to announce the April 12th, 1:00 pm Colorado premiere of “Aghet: A Genocide” at the Boedecker Theatre in Boulder.   This admission-free event is in partnership with The Dairy and the Museum of Boulder.  Boulder Councilman George Karakehian will host a talk back.  Please go to this Dairy link to reserve your ticket/s as you will need to present this paper receipt at the door for admission.

ROCKY MOUNTAIN HYE ADVOCATES is proud to sponsor this award winning documentary, “Aghet: A Genocide.'” This showing is part of a world-wide series of commemoration events honoring the first genocide of the 20th century – the Armenian Genocide.

The film debuted on German public television and depicts the annihilation of 1.5 million Armenians from 1915 -1923.  It details the effects of the Turkish government’s international campaign of genocide denial on international policy — a policy that remains in place.   News reports this month reveal that Turkey’s purchase of a multi-billion dollar air-defense system will be awarded on the basis of bidding countries [France and U.S.] withholding recognition of the Armenian Genocide.

Award-winning director Eric Friedler and his cast bring to life the original texts of German and U.S. diplomatic eyewitness accounts that constituted the Armenian Genocide.  The 90 minute film, in English, features German actors depicting the roles of non-Armenian witnesses of the Genocide [e.g. diplomats, medical, and military personnel] reciting memoirs of the events in Anatolia during 1915-1916.  Adding to the film’s poignancy is never-before-seen footage of the genocide and its political aftermath.

ROCKY MOUNTAIN HYE ADVOCATES extends it appreciation to the Tom Kooyumjian Trust and the Armenian National Committee of America for their support in making this event possible.

ROCKY MOUNTAIN HYE ADVOCATES  [‘HYE’ translates as Armenian] is dedicated to fostering Armenian Genocide awareness and promoting policy recognition amongst our Colorado Congressional Delegation.

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