Armenian Cinematography: First Republic

Every film is the reflection and document of its own era; the evaluation of historical events years after are changing. How much did the Armenian films made during Soviet era managed to maintain and describe the internal political situation of the First Republic? The TV program series “Offscreen” addresses the films “Delivery”, “Saroyan Brothers”, “Kikos”, “Mexican Diplomats” and “Orchestra Boys”. 

Anti-Canonical Issues, Church Reformations

The Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin announced that it had decided to apply to Catholicos of all Armenians on initiating examination of Koryun Arakelyan's anti-canonical and anti-church actions with the Disciplinary Committee of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin. The church council has clarified that obstructing the liturgy and disrupting the prayer atmosphere in the church hurts the spiritual feelings of many believers. The debate on the pavilion of "Option" refers to the moral and ethical issues that have emerged as a result of recent protests.

Authorities-Public Linkage After Revolution

The public perception is virtually undoubtable that the author of the current changes in Armenia is the nation. Consequently, each one seeks to contribute to the processes following the change of power. Will the citizen's contribution hereinafter be of demand , which was so appreciated in the heat of the revolution. What is the power-to-public relation and what is the potential of their current communication in terms of social change? 
Discussion by sociologist Zhanna Andreasyan and writer Hovhannes Yeranyan.

Yerevan Dancing Art State College

Yerevan Dancing Art State College, which has over century old history, is the only professional school of classical and folk dance in Armenia. It's considered to be the smithery of the National Opera and Ballet Theater of A. Spendiaryan. Our camera has toured around the college's rehearsal rooms. 

Father Yesayi Artenian, Ararat Levonyan

“A friendship is spontaneous, with no preconditions, just like ours is”, say Father Yesayi Artenian. Father Yesayi Artenian and Ararat Levonyan have different characters, but always come to common understanding. They remember with joy their trip to Jerusalem. 

Dilakian Brothers

“The cartoon “Found Dream” was created nearly four decades ago and now lives its own life”, say Dilakian brothers, - “we are happy that our only work is so much loved and recognizable, no matter that we are left offscreen”. 
Dilakians live in New York. The brothers tell about their appearance in Hye Film, what encounters changed their lives, would they ever return to shooting more cartoons etc. 


Arman Manaryan

The films “Tjvjik”, “Karine”, “Heghnar Water Spring”, “Earth and Gold”, “Comrade Panjuni” authored by Arman Manaryan are among the most significant compositions of the Armenian cinematography. Arman Manaryan’s friends Stepan Shakaryan, Robert Matevosyan, Levon Atoyants, Vrezh Petrosyan tell about the activities, hardships and successes of the film producing procecess. 

Need of Reform After Reforms

"The reforms of the education sector conducted over the past two decades have not reached classrooms and auditoriums. The world existing there and in the Ministry cabinets are very much different from each other. The introduced reforms have not been adapted to our educational environment, have been introduced in sprint,"- says education expert Serob Khachatryan. How to regulate educational life post reform? The Ministry of Education and Science promises to review the sectoral reforms. 
Discussion by Serob Khachatryan, education expert and Syuzi Makyan, Head of Pre-school and Secondary Education Policy Development and Analysis Department of MSE.

Armen Khojoyan, Vardan Fereshetyan

For painter Armen Khojoyan and writer Vardan Fereshetyan friendship means to understand each other without words. They enjoy reading poetry in the studio, play the piano and share silence…

The Justice and Equality after the Revolution

The key demands of the movement were justice, equlity, freedom and sovereignty. What leverages do we have on state and public level? What does it mean public interest, how to harmonize personal and public interest?
The topic is discussed by political political theorist Naira Khachatryan and culturologist Hamlet Melkumyan. 

The Borders of Freedom

According to the RA Human Rights Defender Arman Tatoyan, the members of the "New Armenia, New Patriarch" initiative have committed violence against Catholicos of All Armenians in Vayots Dzor province. The Defender considers this fact dangerous in terms of tolerance and solidarity in the society. The Ombudsman of Artsakh Ruben Melikyan thinks that the encroachment towards Catholicos is also related to the freedom of conscience and religion of the absolute majority of Artsakh citizens. According to expert’ estimates, over the past month the right of the Armenian Apostolic Church and the rights established by the Armenian legislation for the religious organization has been continuously infringed. The provisions of the Universal Declaration of the Human Rights and the constitutional rights of the pontiff of the Armenian Apostolic Church have also been violated. The topic is discussed by the Director of "Against Violation of Law" NGO, RA First Ombudsman Larisa Alaverdyan and YSU Professor, Doctor of Law Arthur Vagharshyan

Ս. Feast of Assumption of the Holy Mother of God in Arabkir newly constructed Church

Arabkir Church of Yerevan celebrated the Feast of Assumption of the Holy Mother of God for the first time since its construction.