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Haigazian University Features "The Armenian Genocide" of Time Magazine

On Friday the 3rd of March 2007, the Book Club of the Haigazian University's Women's Auxilary featured the 52-minute documentary on the Armenian Genocide, prepared by the French director Laurence Jourdan, and distributed by the European edition of Time magazine in its Feb. 12, 2007 issue.

Around 50 people gathered in the movie theatre of Club La Marina, Dbayeh watched the well prepared DVD, which features mass deportations from Armenia during the First World War, live testimonies of the genocide survivors, in addition to written correspondences of foreign ambassadors to their countries, reporting atrocities undertaken at the time.

Mayda Keleshian, a member of the Women's Auxiliary, gave a short presentation on the circumstances under which this documentary was prepared. In fact, it was in response to a Turkish DVD distributed formerly by Time magazine, on its June 6, 2005 issue, as a paid advertisement promoting tourism in Turkey, which shows up to be a denialist propaganda on the Armenian Genocide.

This documentary was the fruit of the dedicated work of many organizations, to whom the whole Armenian nation should be thankful: Memoire 2000, the Coordinating Council of Armenian Organizations in France, Comite de Defense de la Cause Armenienne, j'Accuse, the Movement against Racism and for Friendship among People, Switzerland-Armenia Association, the French Association of Armenian Lawyers and Jurists, the European-Armenian Federation for Justice and Democracy and the California Courier newspaper.

Mira Yardemian
Public Relations Director

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