Public TV to screen "Sumgait, February, 1988: An Ordinary Genocide"

Public TV of Armenia to screen "Sumgait, February, 1988: An Ordinary
Genocide" documentary May 15

16:03 15/05/2010 » Society

The Public TV of Armenia will screen `Sumgait, February, 1988: An
Ordinary Genocide’ documentary Saturday at 10:30pm (local time). It is
part of "An Ordinary Genocide" series.

The film is based on documentary materials, including exclusive video
materials, photo documents, witness evidence, materials on
investigation and legal proceedings, shown for the first time, not
only to unveil the truth on what actually happened in Sumgait but also
to prove that the events were organized by Azerbaijan’s authorities
and special services with participation of the Soviet Union

The initiators of the project call this a film-condemnation of an
offence against the humanity committed by Azerbaijan February 27-29,
1988, a tribute to the victims of the pogroms, as well as an appeal to
the international community to recognize the crime and condemn Sumgait
organizers and committers.

The film aims at putting an end to mass falsifications on Sumgait
events. DVDs of the film have been spread, the Armenian and Russian
versions of the film are available at different websites, currently
it’s being translated into the English, French and Arabic languages.

`Sumgait, February, 1988: An Ordinary Genocide’ is the second film in
this series. `An Ordinary Genocide’ film series has been initiated and
conducted by the `PR and Information Center’ of the Armenian
President’s Administration. The presentation of the first film `Baku,
January, 1990′ was held in January this year. The film has been
translated into different languages and spread on the internet and
through DVDs.