The Television Premiere of the Film "From Ararat to Zion"
March 19, 2011
Today, at 7:00 pm, the television premiere of the documentary "From Ararat to Zion" will take place at Mountain Lake PBS, with the live presence of Fr. Mesrop Aramian, producer and writer of the film. The film will be rebroadcast at the same channel on April 24th, at 4:00 p.m. The details of the event can be found below, in the English-language press release prepared by AGBU Montreal.
THE TV PREMIERE OF FROM ARARAT TO ZION ON MOUNTAIN LAKE PBS
with the live presence of the filmmaker and AGBU Venturers
Montreal, March 4, 2011 – AGBU Montreal is proud to announce that Mountain Lake PBS will be broadcasting the TV Premiere of the multiple award-winning documentary From Ararat to Zion on Sunday the 20th of March 2011 at 7:00 p.m. and rebroadcast it on Sunday April the 24, 2011 at 4:00 p.m.
“We are very excited about this film”, said Paul King, the executive producer of the station. “The production quality of this documentary is second to none and it is one of the most compelling stories ever told about the Holy Places in Jerusalem; we are particularly grateful to the Armenian community of Montreal to have brought this film to our attention and even more excited to be hosting the filmmaker, Fr. Mesrop Aramian live in our studio”.
“We are thrilled by this opportunity to demonstrate our long-term partnership with Mountain Lake PBS”, said Armen Bechakjian, chairman of the AGBU Montreal chapter. “Over the years, Mountain Lake PBS has been bringing the millennial stories of Armenians to the North American public and this is a film that is one of the most impressive ones on the topic ever made.”
From Ararat to Zion tells the story of the Armenian presence in Holy Jerusalem from the early beginnings of Christianity. It is the story of the gigantic contribution of small nations to world civilization, history, religion and culture.
Fr. Mesrop Aramian, the filmmaker of From Ararat to Zion will be at the station and will participate in a live interview along with former AGBU chairman, Viken L. Attarian. Fr. Aramian is the chairman of Vem Media Arts (www.vem.am), a unique multimedia enterprise dedicated to spreading Armenian culture and stories around the world. He is a world class broadcaster and educator with a unique and inspiring vision.
“This will be the premiere of my film on television”, said Fr. Aramian. “I am especially thankful that the station has followed up on my suggestion of rebroadcasting the film on Sunday, the 24th of April which this year is the special date of celebration of Holy Easter and simultaneously the commemoration day of the Genocide of Armenians. There could not have been a better symbolism for resurrection and rebirth”.
Information about the film can be found at http://www.fromararattozion.com/. Watch Mountain Lake PBS on Videotron 24/43 and on channel 50 on Videotron digital.
For further information, please contact the AGBU at 514-748-2428 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Information about AGBU Montreal can be found at our website at www.agbumontreal.org