GLENDALE — Glendale Public Library to screen the documentary film Aghet – Ein Völkermord on Sunday, March 27, 2011, at 4 p.m., in the Glendale Central Library Auditorium, 222 East Harvard Street, Glendale. Admission is free and the seating is limited. Library visitors receive 3 hours FREE parking across the street at The Market Place parking structure with validation at the loan desk.
Aghet is a powerful documentary, depicting the annihilation of 1.5 million Armenians from 1915-1923 and the effects of the Turkish government’s international campaign of genocide denial. The film highlights the Turkish authorities’ current policy of those crimes.
Award-winning director Eric Friedler assembles an impeccable cast, who bring to life the original text of German and U.S. diplomatic dispatches and eyewitness accounts, interspersed with never-before-seen footage of the Genocide and its political aftermath. The 2010 film, applauded by Nobel Prize laureate Gunter Grass, has sparked debate throughout Europe. The 90-minute is now being showcased around the world on television, and in major film festivals.
Recently Aghet received Adolf Grimme award in information and culture category.
The Adolf Grimme Award is a German television award named after the first general director of Nordwestdeutscher Rundfunk, Adolf Grimme. It is also called the “German TV Oscar”. The awards ceremony takes place annually at Theater Marl and is hosted by the Adolf-Grimme-Institut. Since 1964, it awards productions “that use the specific possibilities of the medium television in an extraordinary manner and at the same time can serve as examples regarding content and method.”

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