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2009 Special Event:

In Collaboration with the Armenian Historical

Association of Rhode Island

 

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Join us on Monday, August 3rd, 2009 at 6:30 p.m.

for a landmark Italian film by Paolo and Vittorio Taviani vividly depicting the Armenian Genocide and its devastating impact on an Armenian family.

 

The Lark Farm (La Masseria Dellee Allodole)

(2008, 90 min. Italy) During the First World War, the Young Turks Party orders the massacre of the Armenians. All the males in the Avakian Family are slaughtered, while the females, including proud, headstrong Nunik, are led into the desert, where they are doomed to perish. But Nazim, a member of the Turkish 'Confraternity of Beggars', is plotting to save them. One night, an horse-drawn carriage with a false bottom arrives to take them away, only the Turkish guards grow suspicious. To distract them, Nunik runs out into the centre of the camp an begins singing and Armenian song. As the commander orders that she be killed. her eyes catch those of Youssouf, a Turkish soldier who has fallen in love with her. He has promised that he will never let her be tortured, and so, as the rest of her family escapes, he makes sure that Nunik dies a quick, merciful death.

 

THE EVENING:

 

Featuring an Introduction by Antonia Arslan, author of the novel "Skylark Farm" upon which the film is based.

 

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6:45 PM - Film Screening


8:45 PM - Intermission with Refreshments


9:00 PM - Panel Discussion

With panel Moderator: Catherine M. Sama, Associate Professor of Italian & Film Media University of Rhode Island


Panelists: Dikran M. Kaligian, Visiting Assistant Professor, Regis College


Marc A. Mamigonian, Director of Academic Affairs National Assoc. for Armenian Studies & Research (NAASR)

 

THE LOCATION:

Columbus Theatre Arts Center, 270 Broadway, Providence

 

Contact: 401.861.4445

COST AND OTHER INFORMATION:

EVENT DONATION: $12.00


FOR TICKETS & ADDITIONAL DETAILS:
Please Contact:

Martha Jamgochian jmartha@us.ibm.com

Ramon Zorabedian kizzyz@verizon.net

Or call RIIFF at 401.861.4445

BUY YOUR TICKETS TODAY!

 

Monday, August 3, 2009, 6:30 p.m.

$12.00

Location:

Columbus Theatre Arts Center, 270 Broadway, Providence