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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, July 6, 2006
GOLDBERG TOURS AGBU CHAPTERS TO DISCUSS GROUNDBREAKING GENOCIDE
After the success of his documentary "The Armenian Genocide" which
PBS aired nationally on April 17, 2006, the Emmy Award-winning
producer/director, Andrew Goldberg was hosted by AGBU Chapters
across the country to speak about his experience making the film. The
documentary features interviews with leading experts in the field,
as well, as never before seen historical footage of the events and
key personages of the Armenian Genocide.
Goldberg traveled to three cities for special screenings hosted by
the AGBU Chicago Chapter on April 22, Montreal Chapter on April 29 and
Young Professionals of Philadelphia on May 4, a joint event cosponsored
with the local Armenian Church Youth Organization of America (ACYOA)
Seniors and Armenian Youth Federation (AYF).
At every event, Goldberg received standing ovations and was elated
at the film’s success. "I was pleased that I was able to tell this
important story at such a high profile level. And the fact that
it aired specifically on PBS was very helpful in licensing the film
internationally – Australia, Canada, Finland, Greece, Italy, Portugal,
Spain and deals with several other large countries are pending,"
Viewed by millions of households across the country on American public
television, the program helped raise awareness of this human injustice,
while educating the general public about the Armenian Genocide.
Those interested in purchasing copies of "The Armenian Genocide"
on DVD can visit AGBU’s online bookstore, , or Two Cats
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